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Unformatted text preview: http://rsw.sagepub.com Research on Social Work Practice DOI: 10.1177/1049731503257872 2004; 14; 112 Research on Social Work Practice William Bradshaw and David Roseborough in Schizophrenia Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Residual Symptoms and Impairment http://rsw.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/2/112 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at: Research on Social Work Practice Additional services and information for http://rsw.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://rsw.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://rsw.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/14/2/112 SAGE Journals Online and HighWire Press platforms): (this article cites 19 articles hosted on the Citations © 2004 SAGE Publications. All rights reserved. Not for commercial use or unauthorized distribution. at SAN JOSE STATE UNIV on August 8, 2007 http://rsw.sagepub.com Downloaded from 10.1 7 /1049731503257872 ARTICLE RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Bradshaw, Roseborough / COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT AND SCHIZOPHRENIA Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Residual Symptoms and Impairment in Schizophrenia William Bradshaw David Roseborough University of Minnesota This study evaluated the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions in the treatment of persons with schizo- phrenia who experienced significant residual symptoms and impaired functioning despite their adherence to medica- tion. The study used an aggregated AB single-system research design across 22 participants to evaluate change in clinical outcomes. Standardized measures of psychosocial functioning, severity of symptoms, attainment of treatment goals, and severity of the impact of illness on self-concept were used to assess change during the course of 18 months of treatment. Of the clients, 86% made statistically significant improvement in psychosocial functioning; 82% of the clients made statistically significant reduction in severity of psychiatric symptoms. All 22 clients exceeded the expected level of attainment of treatment goals. There was a statistically significant reduction in the negative impact of illness on sense of self. Findings support the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions in schizophrenia. Keywords: cognitive-behavioral therapy; schizophrenia; single-system research Schizophrenia can be a devastating disorder affecting 2.6 million people in the United States. Hallucinations, delusions, negative symptoms, and significant social im- pairment and disability characterize the disorder....
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