Abstract Title:

The Effect of Yoga on Functional Recovery Level in Schizophrenic Patients.

Abstract Source:

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016 Dec ;30(6):761-767. Epub 2016 Jul 30. PMID: 27888972

Abstract Author(s):

Funda Kavak, Mine Ekinci

Article Affiliation:

Funda Kavak


PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to determine the effect of yoga on functional recovery level in schizophrenic patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control group. The population of the study consisted of schizophrenic patients with registered in Malatya and Elazığ Community Mental Health Centers and regularly going to these centers. The sample group of the study consisted of totally 100 patients including 50 patients in the experimental group and 50 patients in the control group who were specified through power analysis and chosen by using random sampling method from this population. The data were collected between April 2015 and August 2015. 'Patient Description Form' and 'FROGS' were used to collect the data. Yoga was applied to patients in the experimental group. Any intervention was not made to patients in the control group. Percentage distribution, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, chi-square, independent samples t test, and paired t test were used to assess the data.

RESULTS: Patients in the control and experimental group pretest subscale and the total means scores of FROGS was found to be low. In the posttest subscale and total means scores of FROGS in the experimental group were higher than in the control group and the differences between them were found to be statistically significant (p<0.05). In the experimental group pretest and posttest subscale and total means scores of FR0GS was determined to be statistically significant (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION: Yoga that applied to schizophrenic patients it was determined to increased the level of functional recovery. It can be suggested that yoga should be used as an complementary method in nursing practise in order to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Study Type : Human Study

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