Title

Theory-Based Research in Schizophrenia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2003

Abstract

TOPIC.

Theoretical models to guide research into schizophrenia.

PURPOSE.

To review the most commonly used biological and environmental models of schizophrenia.

SOURCES.

Published literature and research conducted by the author.

CONCLUSIONS.

The vulnerability model includes both biological and environmental variables that impact the course of schizophrenia and treatment

RESPONSES.

Thus, it may be a useful framework for nursing research examining responses to various psychosocial treatments in schizophrenia.

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