Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence: Theoretical Basis of Psychoeducation in Schizophrenia

Issues Ment Health Nurs. Sep-Oct 1998;19(5):419-31. doi: 10.1080/016128498248872.


Psychoeducational models have been found to be effective interventions for people with schizophrenia. However, a unifying theoretical basis for these models has not been articulated. This article explicates the sense of coherence theory developed by A. Antonovsky (1987) and demonstrates its utility as a framework for conceptualizing the basis for the effectiveness of psychoeducational programs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Models, Educational*
  • Nurse Clinicians
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychological Theory*
  • Schizophrenia / etiology
  • Schizophrenia / nursing*