Mediation of the stigma in the influence of negative symptomatology over recovery in psychosis

  1. Nuria Ordóñez Camblor
  2. María de las Mercedes Paino Piñeiro
  3. Eduardo Fonseca Pedrero
  4. Juan Pablo Pizarro Ruiz
International journal of clinical and health psychology

ISSN: 1697-2600

Año de publicación: 2021

Volumen: 21

Número: 2

Páginas: 13-19

Tipo: Artículo

DOI: 10.1016/J.IJCHP.2021.100220 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso abierto editor
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Background/Objective: The interest in recovery processes in psychotic disorders has boosted the necessity of knowledge about the factors that could influence in such recovery. Negative symptomatology and the stigma have been negatively linked to the recovery process in psychosis. The aim of this investigation is to improve the understanding of how the recovery process is affected by negative symptomatology based on the analysis of the mediating effects of the internalized stigma. Method: The sample was composed of 114 people that had experienced, at some point in their life, at least one clinically relevant psychotic episode. CAPE-42, STORI and ISMI were used for the evaluation. The macro PROCESS for SPSS was used. The indirect effect was calculated using 10.000 samples of bootstrap for the bootstrap confidence intervals (IC) corrected for bias. Results: The results show that the influence of negative symptomatology predicts the stigmatization of the person regarding his disorder. This predicts a negative influence in the recovery process of the psychosis. Conclusions: These results back the importance of adding the reduction of the stigma as a specific strategy to improve the recovery process in psychotic disorders.

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