Stages of change, self-stigma, and treatment compliance among Chinese adults with severe mental illness

H W H Tsang
2013 Hong Kong Medical Journal  
1. Individuals with higher global functioning, better readiness for action, and lower self-esteem decrement tend to have better psychosocial treatment participation. 2. Individuals with lesser psychiatric symptoms are more likely to have better treatment attendance. 3. Self-stigmatisation undermines treatment compliance. Its indirect effects can be mediated via stages of change and insight. 4. The self-stigma reduction programme may reduce self-esteem decrement, promote readiness for changing
more » ... ness for changing own problematic behaviours, and enhance psychosocial treatment compliance. However, its therapeutic effects were not maintained during the 6-month follow-up.
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