alexa Abstract | Effect of Recreational Theraphy on Level of Wellness among the Schizophrenic Patients
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Schizophrenia is a major health problem in the world today. The present study is an attempt to assess the effect of recreational therapy on achieving the wellness among the schizophrenic patients. The objective of the study were to assess the pre interventional level of wellness among schizophrenic patients, to evaluate the effect of recreational therapy on level of wellness and to associate pre interventional level of wellness score with selected sociodemographic variables. The Conceptual frame work for the present study was based on system theory modified by Ludwig von bertalanffy. The study was experimental in nature which was carried out in a group of 50 schizophrenic patients admitted in Sree Balaji Medical College by simple random samplingand a structured observational checklist which was developed after extensive review of literature.Feasibility was established by administering the tool on six schizophrenic patients. The tool was found reliable(r=0.90) .data collected was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the study revealed that level of wellness of schizophrenic patients is poor before administration of recreational therapy. The mean post test wellness score 13.00 was significantly higher than the mean pre test score 20.84. The t value to evaluate the effectiveness of recreation therapy was found to be highly significant(6.91). There is no significant relationship of wellness score with selected demographic variable by chisquare. Therefore need for wellness among schizophrenic patients is highly recognized. The present study concludes that recreational therapy was found to be effective in improving the level of wellness among schizophrenic patients

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Author(s): R. Ajitha Nancy Rani, V.Hemavathy


Recreational therapy, effect,wellness and schizophrenic patients, Fluid Dynamics

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