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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 274-279

Rejection of Chronic Schizophrenic Patients : Some Preliminary Observations from Kerala


1 Director, Chief Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Applied Psychological Studies, Baith Shalom, Thirupuram, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 133, India
2 Assistant Director, SOMA (Social Organisation for Mental Health Action) P.O. Box - 6116, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 041, India

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L. Sam S Manickam
Director, Chief Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Applied Psychological Studies, Baith Shalom, Thirupuram, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 133
India
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A study was conducted on 57 relatives (34 male and 23 female) of 57 (32 male and 25 female) schizophrenic patients in Kerala. The rejection response was found to be related to gender of patients and relatives, being significantly higher in males. The test reliability alpha of the Patient Rejection Scale was found to be 0.93 and it is higher than English and German version of the scale. Compared to the German and New York sample, the present sample tend to have high rejection feeling.



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