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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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


OCHOA, Susana et al. Qualitative study about the self perception of social stigma in people with schizophrenia. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.3, pp.477-489. ISSN 2340-2733.

Introduction and Objetives: Few studies evaluated the perception of social stigma in people with schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to analyze the perception of people who suffers schizophrenia. Material and methods: Two sessions in four focus groups of people with schizophrenia who were being treated in psychosocial rehabilitation services Sanitari Parc de Sant Joan de Déu were done. A total of 11 areas (guided by a screenplay) were assessed in the groups. Results: The areas of danger, guilt, lost of social roles and fear of rejection were those most concerned and most mencioned by the people who took part in focus groups. Conclusion: Interventions to reduce social stigma in the community and in the self-users should be taken into account, especially in these areas.

Keywords : social stigma; schizophrenia; selfperception; psychosocial rehabilitation.

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