Industrial Psychiatry Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--114

Efficacy of yoga therapy on subjective well-being and basic living skills of patients having chronic schizophrenia


Babu Paikkatt, Amool Ranjan Singh, Pawan Kumar Singh, Masroor Jahan 
 Department of Clinical Psychology, Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Amool Ranjan Singh
Department of Clinical Psychology, Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand - 834 006
India

Background: Scientific studies demonstrate efficacy of yogic treatment methods in stress and anxiety related disorders, psychosomatic disorders and physical illness. Very few studies have been conducted on schizophrenic patients. Aims: This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of yoga therapy on subjective well-being, basic living skills, self-care, interpersonal, communicational and routine functions of schizophrenic patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty chronic schizophrenic hospitalized patients were selected from Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi and were randomly assigned to the experimental group (yoga therapy along with Pharmacotherapy, n=15), and to control group (Pharmacotherapy alone, n=15). Baseline assessment was done using Post Graduate Institute general well-being measure (GWBM), Checklist for basic living skills and Indian disability evaluation and assessment scale (IDEAS). The experimental group attended yoga therapy every day for about 1΍ h including motivational and feedback session. After 1 month post-assessment was done for both the groups. Statistical Analysis: Pearson Chi-square test was used for comparing the results. Results: At the end of 1 month experimental group showed better rating in comparison to control group in PGI GWBM, basic living skills and IDEAS. Conclusion: Yoga could improve patients«SQ» subjective well-being, their daily basic living functioning, personal hygiene, self-care, interpersonal activities and communication, and prompted more involvement in routine work.


How to cite this article:
Paikkatt B, Singh AR, Singh PK, Jahan M. Efficacy of yoga therapy on subjective well-being and basic living skills of patients having chronic schizophrenia.Ind Psychiatry J 2012;21:109-114


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Paikkatt B, Singh AR, Singh PK, Jahan M. Efficacy of yoga therapy on subjective well-being and basic living skills of patients having chronic schizophrenia. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jul 23 ];21:109-114
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