Significance of psychiatrists’ personal variables in treatment of persons suffering from schizophrenia
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Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. hum. Cz. Czabała, Katedra Psychologii Klinicznej Człowieka Dorosłego Akademii Pedagogiki Specjalnej w Warszawie
Kierownik: dr hab. n. hum. M. Sawicka, Klinika Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Submission date: 2013-04-24
Final revision date: 2013-09-04
Acceptance date: 2013-09-24
Publication date: 2014-12-25
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Katarzyna Charzyńska   

Kierownik: dr hab. n. hum. M. Sawicka, Klinika Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa, Polska
Psychiatr Pol 2014;48(6):1213-1223
The aim of the study is to investigate the significance of psychiatrists’ personal variables in treatment and functioning of persons suffering from schizophrenia.

150 patients with schizophrenia indicated by 30 psychiatrists were included in the study. Data was collected during single interview with the use of Dyadic Questionnaire of the Therapist-Patient Relationship, Questionnaire of Pharmacological Treatment Assessment, Life Satisfaction Scale, Emotion Control Scale, Life Orientation Test, Overall Self-Efficacy Scale, Social Functioning Scale and Sociodemographic Questionnaire. Stepwise regression was used to determine the psychiatrist’s related variables which explain variables associated with a patient.

Psychiatrists’ personal variables explained up to 20% of variance in social functioning of the patients with schizophrenia. Variables describing psychiatrists were most significant in explaining assessment of psychiatrist’s professionalism and rejection of a psychiatrist by a patient. The abilities to identify medication symptoms and adherence to pharmacotherapy were only slightly explained by patient – psychiatrist collaboration length.

Results indicate that psychiatrists’ personal characteristics are significant for the development of the relationship between persons with schizophrenia and their psychiatrists.

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