and validated during a five-year period at a large state hospital, the
methods in this manual have been found to significantly improve the
personal hygiene and grooming skills of patients with chronic
schizophrenia, affective and organic mental disorders. The manual
describes the development and evaluation of the program. Step-by-step
procedures used to train staff and to carry out the program with their
patients are specified. Assessment forms for monitoring patients'
progress are also included.
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