Predictors of Internalized Stigma in Patients with Schizophrenia in Northern Chile: A Longitudinal Study

Caqueo-Urizar, Alejandra; Ponce-Correa, Felipe; Urzua, Alfonso; Irarrazaval, Matias; Fond, Guillaume; Boyer, Laurent


The study aim was to longitudinally assess internalized stigma in a sample of patients from Northern Chile with a diagnosis of schizophrenia along with indicators of patient recovery, including quality of life, psychotic symptomatology, social cognition, premorbid adjustment, and years of untreated psychosis. The 10-year follow-up of stigma measures and predictors were assessed at public outpatient mental health centers in the city of Arica, Chile, during the months of March-July 2012. A total of 26 patients successfully completed the evaluation. The results revealed that, with the exception of the self-stigma subdimension, no clinically significant changes were seen in the trajectories of internalized stigma ratings between baseline and 10-year follow-up, underscoring the importance of assessing global components such as quality of life and premorbid adjustment during the process of internalizing stigma.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000895309400001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: HEALTHCARE
Volumen: 10
Número: 11
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2022


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