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:: Volume 7, Issue 25 (Summer 2012) ::
IJNR 2012, 7(25): 9-16 Back to browse issues page
The effect of poetry reading group on social behaviors of schizophrenic patient
Hamid Asayesh , Masoud Fallahi Khoshknab * , Farbod Fadaee , Masoud Karimlo
USWR , msflir@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Schizophrenia is one the complex psychiatric disorders that have many negative effect in patients’ social functions and behaviors. Although the antipsychotic drugs are main treatments for this disorder, but psychological interventions are effective in improvement of clinical symptoms. The purpose of the present study was to test the effectiveness of poetry reading group on social behaviors of schizophrenic patient. Methods: In this clinical trail 29 schizophrenic patients were selected via convenience sampling and then, subjects were randomly assigned to poetry therapy group (n=14) and control group (n=15). For experimental group, poetry therapy was held in one hour session, twice weekly for 6 weeks. The Activity daily living Impairment scale (behavioral problems) was used as questioners. Statically analysis was done by t-test and paired t-test in SPSS14 statistical soft ware environment. Results: Paired t-test showed significant decrease in behavioral problem of subject group patients after poetry therapy intervention (P<0.05). There was no significant difference before and after intervention in control group (P>0.05). After intervention we found significant differences between poetry reading group and control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: The study confirmed the effectiveness of poetry reading group on social behaviors of schizophrenic patient
Keywords: Schizophrenia, poetry therapy, group therapy, social behaviors
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/07/8 | Published: 2012/07/15
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Asayesh H, Fallahi Khoshknab M, Fadaee F, Karimlo M. The effect of poetry reading group on social behaviors of schizophrenic patient. IJNR 2012; 7 (25) :9-16
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