Characteristics of Benefit-finding in People with Mental Illness Rie Chiba 1 , Yuki Miyamoto 1 , Akiko Funakoshi 2 1Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Division of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo 2Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Mie Prefectural College of Nursing Keyword: ベネフィット・ファインディング , 精神疾患 , 内容分析 , benefit-finding , mental disorders , content analysis pp.32-40
Published Date 2010/9/21
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 Purpose:This study aims to qualitatively examine the characteristics of benefit-finding in people with mental illness living in community and being hospitalized in Japan.

 Method:A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of people with mental illness aged 20 years and above was conducted from June to September 2008 in Japan. The questionnaire included an open-ended question about benefit-finding. Of 193 participants who gave informed consent, valid data from 107 participants were analyzed through content analyses by Berelson.

 Results:The seven benefit-finding categories derived from content analyses were as follows: “growth in relationships/awareness about relationships,” “personal growth/change of values in life,” “health-related behavioral changes/self management,” “growing interest or understanding of mental illness,” “finding a new role in society,” “religious growth,” and “others.”

 Conclusion:The results of this study demonstrated that there are various benefit-finding themes for people with mental illness in Japan, and the features were rather common to those observed in previous studies of people with various chronic physical conditions.

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