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Planning Ability in Schizophrenia

Holt, Daniel V.

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This publication-based thesis investigates planning ability in psychiatric patients with schizophrenia, combining a problem solving perspective with a psychometric approach to assessing executive functions. The manuscripts presented address four research questions: (1) Is the newly developed Plan-a-Day test a reliable and valid measure of planning ability in schizophrenia? (2) Is planning ability – in particular as measured by the Plan-a-Day test – predictive of functional outcome? (3) Is a planning and problem solving training based on the Plan-a-Day concept effective in cognitive remediation? (4) How specific is a planning deficit in schizophrenia?

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Funke, Prof. Dr. Joachim
Date of thesis defense: 21 December 2012
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 07:00
Date: 2012
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institute of Psychology
Subjects: 150 Psychology
610 Medical sciences Medicine
Controlled Keywords: Schizophrenie, kognitive Kompetenz, neuropsychologische Diagnostik
Uncontrolled Keywords: schizophrenia, planning ability, executive functions, neuropsychological assessment
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