European Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Year: 2018 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 12-23
The effectiveness of return to community program on increasing interpersonal skills and life quality of patients with schizophrenia
Morteza Gazani Zad and Omid Moradi
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of return to community program on increasing interpersonal skills and life quality of patients with schizophrenia. The research design is applied in terms of purpose and is semi-experimental with two groups of control and experiment in terms of implementation method. For this purpose, among the patients with schizophrenia in Sanandaj, 24 patients were selected by available sampling method and divided into two groups of 12 patients. At first, both groups responded to questionnaires of increased interpersonal skills and life quality. Then, for the first group of experiment, 16 sessions of return to community based educational program were conducted in a group, but no intervention was performed for the control group. After intervention, the data obtained from questionnaires of interpersonal skills and life quality from patients of two groups were used in the pre-test and post-test phases using MANCOVA statistical method for measuring the significance level and then analyzed. The results showed that return to community program had a significant effect on increasing interpersonal skills and life quality in patients with schizophrenia (0.05).
Keywords:Return to community program, interpersonal skills, life quality, schizophrenia.