The Effectiveness of Art Therapy on Controlling Negative Behavior of Schizophrenia Patients in Bali Province


This study investigate the effectiveness of art therapy, specifically weaving activities in managing negative behaviors by patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. Individuals with schizophrenia tend to manifest behaviors that pose risks to themselves and others. These negative behaviors are attributed to responses such as fight and flight (escape), reaction to resistance, and immobility. The technique of weaving plaits is proposed as a therapeutic intervention to mitigate these negative behaviors. This experimental research uses a pretest-posttest control group design. The participants, comprising hospitalized individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia (n=8), were selected through a simple random sampling technique. The two groups include the experimental group (n=4) and the control group (n=4). Pre and post-measures were conducted using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) to assess the severity of psychotic symptoms and the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale-Excited Component (PANSS-EC) to evaluate behavior control. The Mann-Whitney test analysis found a difference in behavioral control scores in the experimental and control groups with p = 0.020. This result shows that art therapy through weaving has proven effective in controlling negative behavior in schizophrenic patients.

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Ida Ayu Kencana Jalatri Samgara Putri, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Monty P. Satidarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Roswiyani Roswiyani, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACP2024
Stream: General Psychology

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Putri I., Satidarma M., & Roswiyani R. (2024) The Effectiveness of Art Therapy on Controlling Negative Behavior of Schizophrenia Patients in Bali Province ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2024 Official Conference Proceedings
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