How patients with schizophrenia “as a Victim” cope with violence in Indonesia: a qualitative study

Yosep I., Mediani H.S., Lindayani L., Sriati A.

Faculty of Nursing, Padjadjaran University, Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang KM. 21, Hegarmanah, Jatinangor, Kabupaten Sumedang, West Java 45363, Indonesia; Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keperawatan PPNI Jawa Barat, Bandung, Indonesia


Background: There is increasing concern about the level of violence and people with schizophrenia. However, research about violence in correlation with schizophrenia mostly focuses on patients as offenders rather than victims. Phenomenology was chosen to explore experience of patients with schizophrenia as a victim coping with violence in Indonesia. Results: Of the 40 interviewees, average age was 35.8 years old (range 21–43). The 40 patients with schizophrenia comprised 26 males and 14 females. Violence typically included pushing, punching, or kicking, and restrained. The patient’s coping experiences as victims of violence were categorized into three themes: submission (n = 28), expression of anger to object (n = 33), and positive coping strategy (n = 23). Conclusion: To shorten the evaluation required to choose coping strategies, domestic violence education/psychoeducation would be relevant. © 2021, The Author(s).

Coping; Qualitative study; Schizophrenia; Victim; Violence


Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH

Volume 57, Issue 1, Art No 71, Page – , Page Count

Journal Link:

doi: 10.1186/s41983-021-00327-y

Issn: 11101083

Type: All Open Access, Gold


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