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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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ROCHA, Nuno B F et al. Qualitative analysis of the impact of the metacognitive and social cognition training in patients with Schizophrenia. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2013, vol.18, n.4, pp.559-568. ISSN 1678-4669.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2013000400003.

This study aimed to understand the satisfaction and the perception of specific changes triggered by the participation in a metacognitive and social cognition training program (MSCT) for people with Schizophrenia. Participed 21 participants with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia answered a questionnaire of direct-response with open ended questions applied in the middle-term and at the end of the MSCT. Based on the categories (1) satisfaction with the program, (2) social cognitive restructuring and (3) Changes in the self-other relationship, we found that the program was considered to be relevant, had the potential to improve relationships with others and facilitated the enhancement of social cognition. The most important negative aspects mentioned were the duration of the program and sessions, and the specific language used.

Keywords : schizophrenia; social cognition; psychosocial rehabilitation; metacognition.

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