Effect of Psychosocial Skills Training on Functional Remission of Patients With Schizophrenia

UZDİL N. , Tanriverdi D.

WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, vol.37, no.9, pp.1142-1159, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0193945914541174
  • Page Numbers: pp.1142-1159


This study was conducted as a two-group pretest-posttest design to determine the effect of psychosocial skills training on functional remission levels of patients with schizophrenia. A total of 100 patients were divided into the training group (n = 50) and the control group (n = 50). The data were collected using a Personal Information Form and Functional Remission of General Schizophrenia (FROGS) scale. The 13-session training program was given in the form of face-to-face group training and 45- to 60-min sessions twice a week. Training was completed by five groups. Every group comprised of 9 to 12 individuals on average. The training group had higher scores significantly on functional remission levels compared with the control group after psychosocial skills training (p < .001). Psychosocial skills training has become considerably effective in increasing the functional remission levels of patients with schizophrenia.