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SJKU 2011, 15(4): 65-72 Back to browse issues page
The study of self-care methodes in control of auditory hallucination among schizophrenic patients
Mahin Nadem Booeini 1, Naeema Khodadadi Hassankiadeh 2, Atefeh Ghanbari Dr3, Mastaneh Ghanbari 1
1- Guilan University of Medical Sciences
2- Instructor Guilan University of Medical Sciences , n_khodadady@yahoo.com
3- Assistant Professor Guilan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Despite taking regular antipsychotic mdications, patients with schizophrenia continue to experience persistent auditory hallucinations. Therefore self-care management strategies are required for mangement of this symptoms. Self-care management strategies can decrease disturbances resulting from hallucination in these patients. Distraction, relaxation and listening to music are effective strategies. This study aimed to establish self-care management strategies to control auditory hallucinations in schizophrenic patient in Shafa Hospital in Rasht. Matrrials and Methods: This was a descriptive study and included 100 patients with schizophrenia who had been selected from different wards of Shafa Hospital by means of convenient sampling. To collect data all subjcets filled out a questionnaire, consisted of 4 units: unit 1 was about demographic characteristics and unit 2 consisted of self-report questionnaire with 38 items about self-care management strategies, unit 3 about severity of hallucination, from score 1 (not severe) to score 10 (very severe) and unit 4 about interference of auditory hallucination in activities from score 1 (lack of interference) to score 10 (a lot of interference). Results: The results indicated 45.5 percent of the patients were younger than 30 years old (33.2±9.5), 87.2 percent were male and 70.3 percent were unemployed. There was no relationship beetween demographic variables and severity of hallucination. But there was a significant relationship between marital status and level of interference of auditory hallucination in activities (P<0.03). The most common used self-care management strategies to control auditory hallucination were behavioral methods with a mean value of 10.26 and ST deviation of 3.26. Praying, praise and reading Quran were the most effective methods in this group. Using Pearson correlation coefficient, a significant relationship between the level of interference in activities with severity of hallucination was detected (r=0.64) (P<0.000). The most common source of obtaining information was the patients. Conclusion: The schizophrenic patients from Guilan province more commonly used behavioral domain strategies, in particular reading Qoran and prayer. The socio-demographic variables showed no relationship with, self-care management strategies. Key words: Schizophrenia, self-care management strategies, auditory hallucination Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: July 4, 2010 Accepted: Nov 24, 2010
Keywords: Schizophrenia, self-care management strategies, auditory hallucination
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Received: 2011/02/22
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Volume 15, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2011) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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