Self-Management Strategies among Patients with Schizophrenia: A Literature Review

Sari, Sri Padma and Chanchong, Weena (2013) Self-Management Strategies among Patients with Schizophrenia: A Literature Review. In: 4th International Nursing Conference : Improving care trough nursing research and innovation, 21-22 September 2013, Unair.



Self-management has become a pillar for the individuals with schizophrenia to enhance their self-care ability to maintain both physical and mental health in their recovery process. This paper seeks to critically review the strategies in self-management among patients with schizophrenia. The literature was identified through data bases for the years between 2002-2012. The preliminary search of the literature was conducted by using the following terms: self-management (symptom management, medication management, role management, emotional management), schizophrenia and mental illness. Twenty-four studies were identified with a large heterogeneity in the strategies, duration and outcome variables. Interventions that offered more sessions during a longer period of time and especially those with a continues follow-up seen most likely to be succesfull as well as interventions which included family members. In addition, some studies in self-management program showed a significant outcomes such as a sense of a well-being or quality of life including hopefulness and recovery from the illness. This review provides greater exploration of the self-management strategies with several significant outcomes for the patients with schizophrenia. Keywords: mental illness, schizophrenia, self-management

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects:R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions:Faculty of Medicine > Department of Nursing
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Nursing
ID Code:44420
Deposited By:Mr Bekti Iskandar
Deposited On:19 Nov 2014 10:01
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