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The Effects of Cinema Therapy on Depression and Self-Esteem in People with Schizophrenia

영화치료가 조현병 환자의 우울 및 자긍심에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2013.08.21
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28

Abstract

This study was done to investigate the effects of cinema therapy on schizophrenia patients' depression and self esteem. The research design was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Participants were recruited from two mental health facilities in J city(20 in the experimental group and 20 in the control group). The research was carried out from March to April, 2010. The cinema therapy was conducted seven times. After the cinema therapy, depression of schizophrenia patients in experimental group was lowered compared with that of patients in control group, and the difference was statistically significant (t=-4.17, p<.001). After the cinema therapy, self esteem of schizophrenia patients in experimental group was improved compared with that of patients in control group, and the difference was statistically significant(t=5.77, p<.001). The results indicate that the cinema therapy was a useful program leading positive effects on depression and self esteem in schizophrenia patients.

Keywords

Schizophrenia;Therapy;Depression;Self-Esteem