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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-178

Efficacy of teaching self-management strategies on auditory hallucinations among schizophrenic patients


Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Zamzam A Ahmed
Lecturer of Psychiatric Nursing, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ENJ.ENJ_25_17

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The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching self-management strategies on auditory hallucinations among schizophrenic patients. A quasiexperimental design (pre–post test design) was utilized in this study. The study was carried out at Inpatient Unit at Neuropsychiatry and Neurosurgical Hospital at Assiut University. The study consisted of 30 patients with chronic schizophrenia. Three tools were used to collect data from this study: tool 1, a structured interview tool for the sociodemographic and clinical data of patients with schizophrenia who are suffering from auditory hallucinations; tool 2, phenomenology scale of hallucinations, which is a semistructured interview and was a modified version; and tool 3 structured interviewing tool of self-management strategies to control auditory hallucinations. The study results revealed that there was a statistically significant difference as regards hallucination and coping strategies of self-management to control auditory hallucination before and after intervention. On the basis of the present study it can be concluded that patients can use self-management strategies to reduce the severity of auditory hallucination and help them to cope and succeed in dealing with their own illness. In the light of the result of the present study it is recommended that the psychiatric healthcare provider (psychiatric nurse and/or psychiatrist) provides accurate information to schizophrenic patients who have auditory hallucinations about different self-management techniques. Schizophrenic patients with auditory hallucination should be trained on self-management coping strategies to control their hallucination.


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