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Posttraumatic growth in detained patients with psychosis
Posttraumatic growth in detained patients with psychosis

Author(s): Sylwia Wierzbicka, Maryla Malewicz-Sawicka
Subject(s): Penology
Published by: Fundacja Pedagogium
Keywords: schizophrenia; detention; posttraumatic growth; psychosocial rehabilitation

Summary/Abstract: The study concerns the relationship of personality and situational factors withposttraumatic growth in people suffering from schizophrenia who have experienced varioustypes of traumatic events. The study group included people who committed an offense andwere detained (N = 30), and the control group – patients hospitalized in the Daily Ward ofPsychiatric Rehabilitation (N = 30). The following tools were used to measure the examinedvariables: NEO Five-Factor Inventory, Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, sociodemographic variablesquestionnaire and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale. The study group presented higherresults in posttraumatic growth than the control group. Results indicated that patients fromthe control group attained higher results in Neuroticism, however patients from the studygroup – in Extraversion. In both groups the most frequently indicated traumatic event waschronic disease.

  • Issue Year: 20/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 305-319
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English