Theory-Based Research in Schizophrenia

Authors

  • Lora Humphrey Beebe PhD, RN

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    1. Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, University of Florida, College of Nursing/Health Science Center, Gainesville, PL.
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Author contact: lbeebe@nursing.ufl.edu, with a copy to the Editor: mary@artwindows.com

Abstract

TOPIC.

Theoretical models to guide research into schizophrenia.

PURPOSE.

To review the most commonly used biological and environmental models of schizophrenia.

SOURCES.

Published literature and research conducted by the author.

CONCLUSIONS.

The vulnerability model includes both biological and environmental variables that impact the course of schizophrenia and treatment

RESPONSES.

Thus, it may be a useful framework for nursing research examining responses to various psychosocial treatments in schizophrenia.

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