A technique for studying the social behavior of schizophrenics

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Development of a ward observation technique is described. “Its use requires regularly scheduled 5 minute observations by 2 co-observers over a period of time. Its purpose is to give a picture of trends in amount and type of patients' activities and in extent of interpersonal communication on a ward as a unit.” As an illustration, application to patients in group psychotherapy and resultant findings are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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