The Effects Of Music Therapy On Schizophrenic Case Study

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What are the Effects of Music Therapy on Schizophrenic Patients?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMN) schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population. Schizophrenia is characterized by the NIMN as, “a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts” (2015). Music therapy may be efficient in improving the mental health of schizophrenics (Talwar, Crawford, Maratos, Nur, McDermott, & Procter, 2006). In the present paper, the effects of music therapy on schizophrenic patients is investigated.
Patients’ who participate in clinical research for schizophrenia tend to be measured using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) which was created in 1987 (Fiszbein,
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The operational definition of my DV will be positive schizophrenic symptoms meaning an excessive showing of normal functions. The two levels for the IV are music therapy versus regular medical treatment. I will be using a T-Test as my statistical method since T-Test compares two sets of data to one another to determine if here is a statistical significant difference. It is hypothesized that music therapy will help schizophrenics control their symptoms. I will be using stratified sampling since the population will be divided based on a specific characteristic (gender) then a sample will be picked from the sub …show more content…
For example, I would have to be 100% truthful at all times because of the possible sensitive nature of the patients. Another thing I have to take into consideration is the possibility that a delicate topic might come up during the interview and I would have a guardian or a medical professional there in case the patient starts to feel uncomfortable or is exhibiting signs of danger to either himself or anyone else present. Lastly consent from both the patient and guardian will be

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