The Impact of Repeated Assessments by Patients and Professionals: A 4-Year Follow-Up of a Population With Schizophrenia
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

The needs of people with schizophrenia are great, and having extensive knowledge of this patient group is crucial for providing the right support. The aim of this study was to investigate, over 4 years, the importance of repeated assessments by patients with schizophrenia and by professionals. Data were collected from evidence-based assessment scales, interviews, and visual self-assessment scales. The data processing used descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyses. The results showed that the relationships between several of the patients’ self-rating assessments were stronger at the 4-year follow-up than at baseline. In parallel, the concordance rate between patient assessments and case manager assessments increased. The conclusions drawn are that through repeated assessments the patients’ ability to assess their own situation improved over time and that case managers became better at understanding their patients’ situation. This, in turn, provides a safer basis for assessments and further treatment interventions, which may lead to more patients achieving remission, which can lead to less risk for hospitalization and too early death.




case manager

repeated assessment


Maivor Olsson-Tall


Göteborgs universitet

Fredrik Hjärthag

Karlstads universitet

Bertil Marklund

Primary Health Care Research Development and Education Centre

Göteborgs universitet

Sven Kylén

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

Primary Health Care Research Development and Education Centre

Länsstyrelsen i Västra Götalands län

Eric Carlström

Göteborgs universitet

Lars Helldin


Karlstads universitet

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

1078-3903 (ISSN) 1532-5725 (eISSN)

Vol. 25 3 189-199


Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi

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