Factors Involved in Recovery from Schizophrenia:

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Factors involved in recovery from schizophrenia: A qualitative study of mental health nurses in the United States I. Introduction . According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(2013), “Worldwide prevalence estimates range between 0.5% and 1%. Age of first episode is typically younger among men (about 21 years of age) than women (27 years). Of persons with schizophrenia, by age 30, 9 out of 10 men, but only 2 out of 10 women, will manifest the illness.” This is a very difficult illness to deal with for anyone that is diagnosed with this condition and the people that love and have to be around an individual that has been diagnosed with this condition. This statistic alone explains why this research and others like it are needed. What are the factors involved in recovering from Schizophrenia? II. Literature Review A study that was conducted and was titled “Factors involved in recovery from schizophrenia: A qualitative study of Thai mental health nurses” by Chettha Kaewprom, Janette Curtis, and Frank P. Deane was a lead in this study being conducted. This research was a qualitative research. In a quantitative research, the research is more systematic and it attempts to generalize results to other contexts. Newman (2011) states, “Qualitative research, in contrast, is a more descriptive approach that attempts to gain a deep understanding of particular cases and contexts.” The purpose of this descriptive and qualitative study was also to explore the factors that are involved in recovery and the practices that the nurses used to promote recovery from schizophrenia. Targeting a sample of mental health nurses that worked two general hospitals and one psychiatric hospital in Thailand, the project required that the nurses have at least provided nursing care for at least one year to a person that has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The authors

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