The Effect of a Therapeutic Recreational Program on Improving the Social Intelligence of Schizophrenia Patients
Schizophrenia is one of the most important modern diseases in societies, and it is a mental illness that appears in the form of confusion and incompatibility between the different functions of the human soul, and its treatment begins with medical treatment, followed by psychological and social treatments by developing the ability of realizing social relations and improving social intelligence. Recreation contributes in achieving psychological balance and developing social intelligence by practicing the recreational activities that provide a healthy pattern of life as well as physical, mental and social education. This study aims at identifying the effect of therapeutic recreational program on improving the social intelligence of schizophrenia patients. A therapeutic recreational program was applied for 16 sessions on a sample included schizophrenia patients from El-Maamoura Psychiatric Hospital in Alexandria. The researcher used the social intelligence scale. It was found that the therapeutic recreational program has improved the social intelligence by 63.55% for the schizophrenia patients of El-Maamoura Psychiatric Hospital in Alexandria governorate.
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