Researchers compared appropriate behavior scores over time of six residents with schizophrenia participating in therapeutic recreation (TR) within a social-learning program. Observers used the Time-Sample Behavioral Checklist (TSBC) to collect data. Researchers grouped TSBC data into five groups of three months each and analyzed data using a repeated measures analysis of variance. Post-hoc contrast statements were used to find significant differences among the five groups. Results showed that appropriate behavior scores differed among groups and increased significantly between two groups. TR within a social-learning program increased appropriate behaviors over time of residents with severe and persistent schizophrenia.
Author Karin Pestle, Jaclyn Card, Anthony Menditto
Volume Vol 32, No 1 (1998)