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Is learning potential associated with social skills in schizophrenia?

Wendy N. Tenhula, PhD, et al.

Figure. Flow of study procedures.

People with schizophrenia often have difficulties with memory, attention, and problem solving. Understanding these cognitive abilities may help us learn how well a consumer will do in different kinds of treatment programs. We tested the learning and problem-solving abilities of 56 veterans with schizophrenia and then met with them for eight sessions of social skills training. We studied whether these veterans with schizophrenia could learn new problem-solving tasks and whether their ability to learn indicated how well they would do in social skills training.


Volume 44 Number 6, 2007
Pages 827 — 836


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