Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 697–701 | Cite as

Empowerment and its Associations in Schizophrenia: A Cross-sectional Study

  • Amlan Kusum Jana
  • Daya Ram
  • Samir Kumar Praharaj
Brief Report


Empowerment denotes a sense of personal competence which is considered an essential requisite of fair outcome in schizophrenia. The current study assessed empowerment along with other relevant variables in patients with schizophrenia and a comparison group. Hierarchical multiple linear regression analysis identified independent living skills survey score and perceived social support as predicting empowerment in patients with schizophrenia, suggesting a correlational relationship. Empowerment could be a treatment goal in schizophrenia and independent living skills as well as perceived social support could be the mediating factors.


Schizophrenia Empowerment Independent living skills Perceived social support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amlan Kusum Jana
    • 1
    • 3
  • Daya Ram
    • 1
    • 3
  • Samir Kumar Praharaj
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.KPC Medical College & HospiitalKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Central Institute of PsychiatryKanke, RanchiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryKasturba Medical CollegeManipalIndia

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