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

* Journal Title : Journal of Digital Convergence

* Volume 11, Issue 10 2013, pp.585-592

* Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management

* pISSN : 1738-1916 eISSN :

* DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.14400/JDPM.2013.11.10.585

* Subject Category : Operations Research & Management Science /

Title & Authors

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

Lee, Sung Eun;Ko, Sung Hee;

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;  

Language

Korean