The purpose of this study was to compare the aggressive behaviors of schizophrenic patients before and after receiving muscle relaxation and music program. The sample of this study were 20 schizophrenic patients from Sakaeo Rajanakarindra Psychiatric hospital, who met the inclusion criteria. Instruments for this study were muscle relaxation and music program for schizophrenic patients, overt aggression scale. The instruments were examined for content validity by three professional experts and reliability test for the scale. The reliability of the overt aggression scale was .85. Statistical techniques for data analysis were percentage, mean, standard deviation and paired t - test. The major findings was as follow: The aggressive behaviors of schizophrenic patients after using muscle relaxation and music program were significantly lower than before received muscle relaxation and music program at .05 level.
Phongphan Phawo, Burapha University, Thailand
Stream: Mental Health
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