Journal Article Relationship Between Life Satisfaction and The Attitude Toward Occupational Therapy Groups in Inpatients with Schizophrenia

Osanai, Takao

67 ( 1 )  , pp.52 - 60 , 2016-07-29
This report describes the attitude toward occupational therapy and life satisfaction in patients withschizophrenia. Seventy-three inpatients with schizophrenia were asked questions about their life satisfaction, theirattitude toward occupational therapy, and their desire to be discharged. The scores for life satisfaction were high,particularly regarding satisfaction about their environment. In contrast, the satisfaction scores for interpersonalrelationships were relatively low. In answer to the questions regarding their attitude toward occupational therapy,62 patients felt that occupational therapy was effective. This suggests that the study subjects regarded occupationaltherapy as a form of treatment for their disease. The number of patients who participated in occupational therapywith an active attitude was 35, with an inactive attitude was 30, and with a rejective attitude was 8. There was asignificant relationship between the attitude toward occupational therapy and the desire to be discharged. These findings indicate that many inpatients with schizophrenia regard occupational therapy as a form oftreatment. Their desire to be discharged affected their attitude toward participation in occupational therapy.Therefore, it is possible to improve life satisfaction through occupational therapy in such patients.

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