occupational therapy, schizophrenia, critically appraised paper, randomized controlled trial
- Based on the article "A multicenter, randomized controlled trial of individualized OT for patients with schizophrenia in Japan," by Shimada, et al.
- Results suggest that combining individual OT with group OT can improve cognition, intrinsic motivation, medication adherence, and treabnent satisfaction for individuals with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
- These findings have implications for OTs working in psychiatric settings.
Kumar, BS, Pari and Muhlenhaupt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Mary, "Critically Appraised Paper: A Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial of Individualized Occupational Therapy for Patients with Schizophrenia in Japan" (2019). Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations. Paper 53.