The Patient Experiences Hallucinations with Schizophrenia


  • Sri Eka Wahyuni Department of Psychiatric and Community Nursing, Nursing Faculty, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Mahnum Lailan Nst Department of Psychiatric and Community Nursing, Nursing Faculty, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Wardiyah Daulay Department of Psychiatric and Community Nursing, Nursing Faculty, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia



Experience, Hallucination, Patient


BACKGROUND: Hallucination is the psychosis symptom which mostly experienced by patients with schizophrenia. It is also the experience of false perception undergone by patients without any stimulus from the environment. That experience of perception is real to the patients but not for others who do not have similar perception of experience with the patients.

AIM: This research is phenomenological and aims for describing experiences of patients with schizophrenia who had hallucination.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research took 15 patients. In this research, approaches and trust-building were accomplished before conducting deep interview process. This research was conducted at Prof. Ildrem Asylum – Medan. The data analysis was Colaizzi’s method.

RESULT: This research resulted in six themes, namely hallucination content, predisposition factor that causes hallucination, patients’ subjective response when hallucinating, the distress facing by the patients with hallucination, actions taken when hallucinating and the obstacles experienced by the patients.

CONCLUSION: This research provides description to all medical officers to prioritize giving therapy in order to overcome patients’ hallucination.


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Wahyuni SE, Nst ML, Daulay W. The Patient Experiences Hallucinations with Schizophrenia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 May 26];9(T3):112-5. Available from:

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