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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(3): 315-320 Back to browse issues page
Main Signs in Schizophrenia Patients
Parviz Molavi , Hosein Ghamari, Masoumeh Saeidloo, Roohollah Arab, Hosein Mohammadnia, Parvaneh Deilami
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Background & Objectives: Schizophrenia is a chronic disease with frequent periods of exacerbation & remission which influences all aspects of the patient's life, in a way that the patient never returns to his premorbid life. The goal of this survey is Study of main signs in Schizophrenia patients in Ardabil City.

Methods:This study was a descriptive-analytic one which was done on all of the patients with schizophrenia admitted in Fatemi & Issar hospitals in 2006. A sample of 100 was selected. To study the main signs of schizophrenia in these patients, a questionnaire was used. To screen the patients with schizophrenia, MMPI test was used. The findings were analyzed by descriptive statistics & through the computer software SPSS. Also a PCA method of factor analysis was used for the hypotheses.

Results:79 patients were male and the rest female.The most frequent main sign in these patients was attention deficit, & social withdrawal was at the second place. Also, the most frequent type of schizophrenia was paranoid schizophrenia (44%=44 patients). The most widely used was clozapine.

Conclusion: The findings of this study have a concordance with the results of the last studies about the main signs of schizophrenia & also with DSM-IV & Bluerian & Kreaplian symptoms (except from the perception disorders).

Keywords: Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Main Signs
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Received: 2007/10/30 | Accepted: 2008/09/19 | Published: 2009/03/17
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Molavi P, Ghamari H, Saeidloo M, Arab R, Mohammadnia H, Deilami P. Main Signs in Schizophrenia Patients. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2008; 8 (3) :315-320
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