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