An Assessment of Treatment Enjoyment and Effectiveness in Psychiatric Hospitalization

Authors

  • Wallace H. Vale
  • Sylvester R. Mlott

Keywords:

therapeutic recreation, treatment enjoyment, treatment effectiveness, patient assessment, treatment outcome, psychiatric hospitalization

Abstract

A study examining treatment enjoyment and effectiveness revealed significant correlations in twelve of thirteen identified therapies. Based on an assessment as reported by twenty-four psychiatric inpatients, levels of treatment effectiveness increased during the course of hospitalization. It is concluded that therapeutic recreation plays a significant role in the over-all socializing process characterized by increasing levels of enjoyment in interpersonal relationships which are perceived as significantly related to positive treatment outcome.

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Section

Research Papers