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Effectiveness of humor intervention for patients with schizophrenia: A randomized controlled trial.

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firemonkee57

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Effectiveness of humor intervention for patients with schizophrenia: A randomized controlled trial.

Effectiveness of humor intervention for patients with schizophrenia: A randomized controlled trial.
Cai C1, Yu L2, Rong L3, Zhong H3.
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE:

The primary aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the possible therapeutic effects of a 10-session humor intervention program in improving rehabilitative outcomes and the effects of the intervention on patients' sense of humor among patients with schizophrenia.
METHOD:

Thirty subjects were randomly assigned into either the intervention (humor skill training) group (n = 15) or the control (doing handwork) group (n = 15). The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests and ANOVA.
FINDINGS:

Repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests were conducted to examine the differences across conditions and time. A group by time interaction effect was observed on all of the outcomes, except positive symptoms of PANSS. The time main effect was also significant on the total score (p < 0.005) and the negative symptoms score (p < 0.001) of the PANSS.
CONCLUSIONS:

The implementation of humor skill training in a mental health service can improve rehabilitative outcomes and sense of humor for schizophrenia patients who were in the rehabilitation stage.





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Laugh I tell you, laugh. It's been a long time since I really laughed. The last time I can really recall is watching Madagascar 2 with a group from Rethink back before they butchered their services.
 
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Oh yes. Laughing is awesome and it pisses people off - which I love even more.
 
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I've no humour these days. I'd need a pistol and some ammunition for that.
 
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