Paper Information

Journal:   DANESHVAR RAFTAR   OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2007 , Volume 14 , Number 25 (SPECIAL EDITION ON PSYCHOLOGY 9); Page(s) 1 To 10.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP OF META-COGNITIVE BELIEFS WITH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS IN THE SCHIZOPHRENIA PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  ABOLGHASEMI A.*
 
* MOHAGHEGH ARDEBILI UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

The aim of present research was to determine the relationship between meta-cognitive beliefs and chizophrenic positive and negative symptoms of patients with hallucination and delusion. The Sample consisted of 127 patients with schizophrenia under therapy who were referred to Psychaitric Department of Emmam-Hossin hospital as outpatients or inpatients in the first quarter of the year 2005. Participants’ minimum education was high school level and their age ranged from is to 30 years. Among the subjects 28 had delusion, 33 had hallucination, 36 subjects had delusion- hallucination and 30 subjects with no delusion- or hallucination or both. Together the data of Clinical Interwiev based on DSM-IV-R criteria for diagnosis, short form of meta-cognition Inventory and Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale for Schzophrenia were use.
The results showed that meta-cognitive beliefs is related to positive and negative symptoms. The Stepwise regression coefficient showed that negative beliefs about uncontrollability of thoughts and danger in the patients with delusion, positive beliefs about worry in the patients with hallucination, cognitive self-consciousness, beliefs about need to control thoughts and positive beliefs about worry in the patients with delusion-hallucination, respectively, and positive beliefs about worry in the patients without delusion-hallucination were the best predictors for positive symptoms. While beliefs about need to control thoughts in bath the patients with delusion and hallucination, and positive beliefs about worry and cognitive confidence, respectively, in the patients with delusion-hallucination were the best predictors for negative symptoms. The results are in keeping with findings from other studies. To regard of role meta-cognitive beliefs on hallucinations and delusions in chizophrenia, and emphesis on meta-cognitive beliefs modification in psychological treatments of patients with schizophrenia to be from important applications the research.

 
Keyword(s): META, COGNITIVE BELIEFS, POSITIVE AND NAGETIVE SYMPTOMS, SCHIZOPHRENIA, HALLUCINATION, DELUSION
 
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