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Perceptions of learning disability nurses and support staff towards people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia

  Background and Purpose of Study
The prevalence of schizophrenia in people with learning disability is 3-4%. This is the first study to investigate the illness perceptions of learning disability (LD) practitioners towards people with schizophrenia.
Methods
LD practitioners (n=210) that work with people with LD and schizophrenia completed a modified version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire Schizophrenia Carers Version (IPQ-SCV). Descriptive and correlational analyses were conducted for all of the IPQ-SCV subscales.
Results
A significant positive correlation was found between consequences relative and consequences patient (0.495, p

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    19 May 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Wiley-Blackwell

  • DOI:

    10.1111/jpm.12381

  • ISSN:

    1351-0126

  • Library of Congress:

    RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.8 Nervous & mental disorders

  • Funders:

    NHS Scotland Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Citation

McCorkindale, S., Fleming, M. P., & Martin, C. R. (2017). Perceptions of learning disability nurses and support staff towards people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(5), 282-292. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12381

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Keywords

Staff perceptions; Learning disabilities; Schizophrenia

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    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McCorkindale, S., Fleming, M. P. and Martin, C. R. (2017), Perceptions of learning disability nurses and support staff towards people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. J. Psychiatr. Ment. Health Nurs., 24: 282–292. doi:10.1111/jpm.12381 which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12381]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
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