A Comparison of Appropriate Behavior Scores of Residents With Chronic Schizophrenia Participating in Therapeutic Recreation Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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Ann Finnell, Jaclyn Card, Anthony MendittoA Comparison of Appropriate Behavior Scores of Residents With Chronic Schizophrenia Participating in Therapeutic Recreation Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Researchers compared appropriate behavior scores of six residents with chronic schizophrenia participating in therapeutic recreation (TR) services and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services within a social-learning program. Paid observers used the Time-Sample Behavioral Checklist (TSBC) developed by Paul (1987a) to record data. Researchers then analyzed recorded data using a paired t-test. Results of the t-test indicated residents participating in TR sessions exhibited significantly (p < .05) higher appropriate behavior scores than when participating in VR sessions. Within the context of the social-learning program, TR was more effective than VR in aiding residents with chronic schizophrenia exhibit appropriate behavior.

Author Ann Finnell, Jaclyn Card, Anthony Menditto
Volume Vol 31, No 1 (1997)
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