|dc.creator||Ally, Rehana Hakimoodeen.||
|dc.description||Thesis (M.Sc.)-University of Durban-Westville, 1985.||en
|dc.description.abstract||A study on the influence of psychosocial factors on 30
schizophrenic patients was undertaken. The patient population
was selected on the basis of :
(a) being resident in the Pietermaritzburg area.
(b) having one or more admissions to the psychiatric
hospital (Fort Napier ) .
(c) having a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
The social questionnaire was completed after home visits were
made to the patient and his family.
The initial hypotheses:
(a) poor psychosocial factors result in readmission to
(b) adequate facilities would result in the readmission
rate of the mentally ill decreasing;
(c) patients who lived in high EE homes have a higher
relapse rate than those returning to low EE homes;
have been confirmed in the study.
The study has shown that the psychosocial aspects of schizophrenia
must receive attention, together with medical treatment
if relapse is to be prevented. The success of rehabilitation
rests largely on finding the optimal balance for
Better co-ordination of referrals should increase the number
of people who establish outpatient contacts and more important,
increase the number of visits each person makes.||en
|dc.title||Psychosocial factors and recidivism of the Indian schizophrenic patient.||en