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Ways of coping in adolescents with schizophrenia.
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011 Mar; 18(2):158-65.JP

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore ways of coping and its association with specific stress responses in adolescents with schizophrenia. Additionally, subjects and healthy controls were compared to identify stress responses. Forty subjects were drawn from a self-management therapy study for youth with schizophrenia. Thirty community-dwelling controls were selected. A revised Ways of Coping scale and the Symptom of Stress at baseline, 6, 30 and 54 weeks measured coping and stress response. Descriptive statistics, cluster analysis and Pearson correlation provided data analysis. Thirty-two subjects were male, and eight were female. Average age was 17.25 (SD=1.37) years. Twenty-two (55%) were Caucasian; 18 (45%) were non-Caucasian. Seventeen (57%) of the 30 controls were female. The mean age was 17.10 years old (SD=1.16). Adolescents with schizophrenia used emotion-focused coping more than problem-focused coping at baseline and 6 weeks (P<0.01). Subjects reported higher stress than controls (t=4.73, P<0.01) and used emotion-focused coping with emotional stress responses (r=0.34, P=0.05). Adolescent coping strategies may persist into adulthood unless new skills are introduced. Developing effective coping skills for adolescents with schizophrenia is important for practice and future studies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. leehee@pitt.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21299728

Citation

Lee, H, and K G. Schepp. "Ways of Coping in Adolescents With Schizophrenia." Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, vol. 18, no. 2, 2011, pp. 158-65.
Lee H, Schepp KG. Ways of coping in adolescents with schizophrenia. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011;18(2):158-65.
Lee, H., & Schepp, K. G. (2011). Ways of coping in adolescents with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18(2), 158-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01643.x
Lee H, Schepp KG. Ways of Coping in Adolescents With Schizophrenia. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011;18(2):158-65. PubMed PMID: 21299728.
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