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:: Volume 2, Issue 5 And 4-5 (Spring, Summer 2007 2007) ::
IJNR 2007, 2(5 And 4-5): 25-30 Back to browse issues page
The effect of group recreational activities on the self care skills of schizophrenic patients
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Introduction: One of nursing rehabilitative interventions is group recreational activities. This study tries to investigate its effect on self care skills of schizophrenic patients with providing the opportunity of their participation in these activities Methods: In an interventional study based on a quasi-experimental approach, 45 schizophrenic patients were selected using convenient sampling method. Then Self Care Skills Scale (SCSS) was used to evaluate their self-care activities, after that they were undergone an intervention as group recreational trip for 10 days. The patients lived, cooperated and worked together during the trip. After the intervention again patients reassessed with SCSS. Achieved mean scores before and after the intervention were compared with paired t test. Results: Mean scores of SCSS increased significantly from 29.56 from before the intervention to 32.16 in after. The significant change was seen in self care of brushing tooth and tooth care, combing hair, taking bath, shaving and hair cut, cleaning face, eating manner, having a clean appearance, as well as following medications truly. Conclusion: Group recreational activities as a rehabilitative and inorganic intervention can promote self care skills in schizophrenic patients.
Keywords: Group recreational activities, Psychiatric rehabilitation, Schizophrenia, self care
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Type of Study: Rehabilitation | Subject: nursing
Received: 2009/02/8 | Published: 2007/07/15
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