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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


GABALDON POC, O. et al. Cognitive rehabilitation in psychiatric serious disorders: application of the cognitive subprograms of the IPT. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp.93-107. ISSN 2340-2733.

The aim of this study was know the effects of the cognitive subprograms of the IPT in patients with psychotic disorders. The experimental research   measured the changes in the cognitive basic processes and, in turn, in symptomatology, social skills and problems resolution. The participants were 32 patients in ambulatory treatment diagnosed of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, divided in two conditions: experimental and control. The participants of the experimental group participated at IPT's program for six months, with the frequency of two weekly meetings. The group control did not receive any therapeutic program of rehabilitation. The analysis of the measures pre-postest of the experimental group showed a statistically significant improvement in the cognitive symptomatology (M=4, 05 vs M=3, 60), affective (M = 4, 35 vs. = 4, 00) and denial (M=5, 00 vs M =.4, 75). As well as, in the cognitive performance (M =12 vs. M=13, 95), mainly in selective attention and auditory report. Finally, we found an improvement in the satisfaction with the life (M=55, 60 vs. M = 53, 67). The participants of the control group did not experience significant changes in any of the measured variables. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the implementation of a program of integrated psychological treatment to the cognitive rehabilitation of the psychotic patients. The limitations and the implications are discussed for future applications of the IPT in this population.

Keywords : Cognitive rehabilitation; Integrated Psychological Therapy; Schizophrenia.

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