A study to assess “the effectiveness of horticulture therapy in reducing the negative symptoms among schizophrenic patient” at selected center, Puducherry

Schizophrenia is a disabling group of brain disorders characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized communication, poor planning, reduced motivation, and blunted affect. Horticultural therapy is a professionally conducted client-centered treatment modality that utilizes horticulture activities to meet specific therapeutic or rehabilitative goals of its participants. A Quantitative Research approach was adopted for this present study. This study adopted experimental research design one group pre test and post test. The study setting at selected center, Puducherry. Population includes all schizophrenic patients at selected center.Sample of the study comprises of all schizophrenic patients with negative symptoms at selected center, Puducherry.Sample size consists of 30 schizophrenic patients who fulfilled inclusion criteria. Convenience sampling technique was adopted for this present study. The level of negative symptoms among the schizophrenic patient, it reveals that 4(13%) were in mild level, 20(67%) were in moderate level, 6(20%) were in severe level.

Dr. Danasu, R., Sathiyakala and Nithiya, K.
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