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Self-stigma, self-esteem and age in persons with schizophrenia
Auteur(s)
WERNER Perla ; AVIV Alex ; BOROK Yoram
Résumé
Background: The relationship between self-stigma and self-esteem in patients with schizophrenia is receiving increased attention. However, studies to date have been limited to samples of persons under the age of 65. Aim: To examine the relationship between self-stigma and self-esteem in people with schizophrenia in both younger and older age groups. Methods: Face-to-face interviews were completed with 86 inpatients with schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital (mean age = 54, 55% female). Self-esteem was assessed using Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale. Self-stigma was assessed using an adapted version of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Health (ISMI) scale. Information regarding socio-demographic characteristics and psychiatric history and symptomatology was collected. Results: Self-stigma was moderate with only 20-33% of the participants reporting high levels of stigmatization. Older participants reported lower levels of self-stigma than younger participants. A relatively strong association between self-stigma and self-esteem was found. Conclusions: The findings point to the complexity of the association between self-stigma, self-esteem and age in people with schizophrenia. This study stresses the importance of clinicians taking the issue of self-stigma into consideration when treating young and old patients with schizophrenia.
Editeur
Cambridge University Press
Identifiant
ISSN : 1041-6102
Source
International psychogeriatrics A. 2008, vol. 20, n° 1, pp. 174-187 [14 pages] [bibl. : 1 p.1/2]
Langue
Anglais
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