Levels of client satisfaction following the application of a person-centered management approach in persons suffering with Schizophrenia

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Jitendra Kumar Trivedi
Abdul Qadir Jilani
Sujit Kumar Kar


Introduction: Person-centered planning is a holistic approach aimed at meeting the individual’s need as per his circumstances in a non-authoritarian manner. In view of the scarcity of studies examining the application of the principles of person-centered psychiatry in the south Asian region, the present study aimed to assess the success of the person-centered approach in South Asia in terms of client/family satisfaction, level of functioning and psychopathology.Method and Objectives: This was a prospective follow-up study conducted over a six months period of clients suffering with schizophrenia at two centers. The objective was to compare the outcome of ‘person-centered management’ (PCMA) versus an ‘individualized management approach’ (IMA) in terms of client satisfaction, psychopathology and level of functioning.Tools: The following tools were used: a semi-structured proforma for collecting socio-demographic data, the Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale (PANSS), the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Questionnaire and semi-structured Client Satisfaction Questionnaire.Result and Conclusion: This paper is part of an ongoing south Asian person-centered psychiatry project. Following the analysis of initial data, it is concluded that client/patient’s levels of satisfaction with the person-centered management approach are significantly higher than those recorded for the conventional approach.

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Fourth Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine: Person-centered special developments
Author Biography

Jitendra Kumar Trivedi, Department of Psychiatry, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University U.P. India

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University U.P. India. Chairman of the Department December 2008 - March 2009. Editor of Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP); Chairman of the Department December 2008 - March 2009.Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK since 2005; Fellow Member of American Psychiatric Association since 2007; nominated Honorary Member of World Psychiatric Association in 2008; Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2009; Elected Fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (F.R.C.Psych, U.K.) January 2011


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