2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 142-148
Metaphoric Perceptions of Mothers with a Child Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Regarding
Rüveyda YÜKSEL1, Mehtap KIZILKAYA2, Ayşen ÖZTUNÇ KESKİN3
1Arş. Gör., Aydın Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Ruh Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Efeler, Aydın, Türkiye
2Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Aydın Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Ruh Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Efeler, Aydın, Türkiye
Keywords: Metaphor, mother, schizoprenia

Aim: This study was conducted to reveal the metaphorical perceptions of the mothers of 53 schizophrenic patientstreated in the community mental health center of a public hospital in a western province about schizophrenia.

Material and Methods: The research was conducted with the mothers of 53 schizophrenic patients between June and August 2018, using a basic qualitative research design. The data were collected through an open-ended questionnaire containing the sentence “Schizophrenia is like ………. because ………..”. The content analysis technique was used in the analysis of the data.

Results: Considering the common features of 53 metaphors produced by mothers regarding the concept of schizophrenia, metaphors were gathered in 7 different categories. Among the metaphors produced by the mothers, it was observed that the metaphors of Darkness, Cloud, and Empty brain were the most.

Conclusion: It was determined that the meanings assigned to the concept of schizophrenia by the mothers are negative in general and have a wide variety.