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Title: Psychopathological verbal expression of self-perceived stress in three groups of psychotic patients
Authors: Jimeno Bulnes, Natalia
Jimeno Valdés, A.
Vargas Aragón, L.
López Fernández, M.N.
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Karger
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: Psychopathology. 1997;30(1):39-48
Abstract: Self-perceived stress in 293 psychotic patients (schizophrenic, toxic and brief reactive psychoses) and a control group of 40 sane individuáis was evaluated by means of the Frankfurt Complaint Questionnaire. For this purpose, scores obtained in 6 'complementary Ítems' of the third versión of this questionnaire were studied, both in global and in detailed form. These Ítems reflect coping mechanisms exerted towards situations perceived as stressful which can produce clinical manifestations similar to the wellknown 'negative symptoms' of schizophrenia. Results show that self-perceived stress in all groups of patients is significantly higher than in the control group. In contrast, no significant differences among the three groups of patients are obtained. In conclusión, we point out the relevance of studying the psychotic patient's self-perceived stress in order to detect and minimize or even avoid the patient's risk situations, independen! of his/her diagnosis. This will be especially useful to obtain optimal conditions for rehabilitation
Keywords: Esquzofrenia
ISSN: 0254-4962
Peer Review: SI
Language: eng
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:DEP55 - Artículos de revista

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