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Titre du document / Document title

Self-stigma, self-esteem and age in persons with schizophrenia

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

WERNER Perla (1) ; AVIV Alex (2 3) ; BOROK Yoram (3 4) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, ISRAEL
(2) Acute Adult Psychiatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, ISRAEL
(3) Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL
(4) Pichogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Menial Health Center, Bat Yam, ISRAEL

Résumé / Abstract

Background: The relationship between self-stigma and self-esteem in patients with schizophrenia is receiving increased attention. However, studies to date have been limited to samples of persons under the age of 65. Aim: To examine the relationship between self-stigma and self-esteem in people with schizophrenia in both younger and older age groups. Methods: Face-to-face interviews were completed with 86 inpatients with schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital (mean age = 54, 55% female). Self-esteem was assessed using Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale. Self-stigma was assessed using an adapted version of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Health (ISMI) scale. Information regarding socio-demographic characteristics and psychiatric history and symptomatology was collected. Results: Self-stigma was moderate with only 20-33% of the participants reporting high levels of stigmatization. Older participants reported lower levels of self-stigma than younger participants. A relatively strong association between self-stigma and self-esteem was found. Conclusions: The findings point to the complexity of the association between self-stigma, self-esteem and age in people with schizophrenia. This study stresses the importance of clinicians taking the issue of self-stigma into consideration when treating young and old patients with schizophrenia.

Revue / Journal Title

International psychogeriatrics    ISSN  1041-6102 

Source / Source

2008, vol. 20, no1, pp. 174-187 [14 page(s) (article)] (1 p.1/2)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI  (1989) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Psychosis

;

Human

;

Elderly

;

Self perception

;

Mental disorder

;

Schizophrenia

;

Age

;

Stigma

;

Self esteem

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Psychose

;

Homme

;

Personne âgée

;

Autoperception

;

Trouble psychiatrique

;

Schizophrénie

;

Age

;

Stigmate

;

Estime soi

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Psicosis

;

Hombre

;

Anciano

;

Autopercepción

;

Trastorno psiquiátrico

;

Esquizofrenia

;

Edad

;

Estigma

;

Estima consigo

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

mental disorders

;

elderly persons

;

stigmatization

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26959, 35400017512121.0160

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