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Concepções de doença por familiares de pacientes com diagnóstico de esquizofrenia: Illness Conceptions among Relatives of Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia
Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
  • Cecilia C. Villares
  • Cristina Redko, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • e Jair J. Mari
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Abstract
Family conceptions of the nature of their relative's illness are part of the coping process and reveal the cultural construction of the illness experience. As part of a larger qualitative study conducted at the Schizophrenia Program of the Department of Psychiatry, Escola Paulista de Medicina - Unifesp, 14 relatives of 8 out-patients diagnosed with schizophrenia were interviewed and invited to talk freely about their ideas and feelings concerning their relative's problem. Qualitative analysis was conducted to elicit categories of illness representations. Three main categories are presented for discussion, Problema de Nervoso, Problema na Cabeça and Problema Espiritual (Nerves, Head and Espiritual Troubles). The authors sustain that these categories can be interpreted as culturally constituted and discuss the relevance of popular illness concepts for a broader understanding of the course and outcome of schizophrenia and for the planing of culturally meaningful intervention programs.
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The body of this article is in Portuguese.

This article is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en).

DOI
10.1590/S1516-44461999000100008
Citation Information
Cecilia C. Villares, Cristina Redko and e Jair J. Mari. "Concepções de doença por familiares de pacientes com diagnóstico de esquizofrenia: Illness Conceptions among Relatives of Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia" Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (1999) p. 36 - 47 ISSN: 1809452X
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