Psychological and physical self-management of people with schizophrenia in community psychiatric rehabilitation settings: A qualitative study
Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
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International Journal of Nursing Practice
Special Issue: The Journal of Nursing & Human Sciences (JNHS) Special Themed Issue: Healing Practices and Healthcare. Guest Editor: Perri J Bomar. Wiley has published this supplement with financial support from Chiba University Graduate School of Nursing, Japan
Volume 19, Issue Supplement S2, pages 24–33, April 2013
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International Journal of Nursing Practice 2013; 19 (Suppl. 2): 24–33 psychological and physical self-management of people with schizophrenia in community psychiatric rehabilitation settings: A qualitative study, , , .
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 DEC 2012
- Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences. Grant Number: 2009-No. 6
- mental health;
- physical health;
- qualitative study;
This study had three objectives: to explore the psychological and physical self-management behaviours of people with mental illness; to identify their motivations for their self-management behaviours; and to develop a framework to understand the generative processes of healthy vs. unhealthy conditions. The participants were eight persons with schizophrenia who were attending psychiatric rehabilitation centres. We conducted semi-structured interviews with the participants on their observations regarding public health nurses' counselling with them. The data were analysed qualitatively. Six categories of health self-management behaviours were identified. The primary motivations that led to the participants' behaviours were ‘getting a job in the near future’ or ‘maintaining my current level of living’. The use of their own methods caused unhealthy conditions when health management was excessively strict or there was a discrepancy between their and care providers' recognition of the appropriate level of self-management.