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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Psychological wellness, yoga and quality of life in patients affected by schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A pilot study
Author(s): Caponnetto, Pasquale
Auditore, Roberta
Maglia, Marilena
Pipitone, Stefano
Inguscio, Lucio
Keywords: Yoga
cortisol
quality of life
stress
well-being
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Caponnetto P, Auditore R, Maglia M, Pipitone S & Inguscio L (2019) Psychological wellness, yoga and quality of life in patients affected by schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A pilot study. Mental Illness, 11 (1), Art. No.: 8003. https://doi.org/10.4081/mi.2019.8003
Abstract: Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder characterized by positive symptoms, negative symptoms and neurocognitive deficits. The aim of this study was to estimate relationships between wellness, yoga and quality of life in patients affected by schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Participants were 30 patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia in care at the Rehabilitative Psychiatry and Research Villa Chiara Clinic in Mascalucia (Catania, Italy), after that randomly assigned to two groups. The first group followed the experimental treatment with sets of yoga exercises conducted by a yoga trainer and a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist expert in yoga, while a second control group was treated with usual care. The results revealed a significant difference, before and after treatment, between the experimental group and the control group in quality of life.
DOI Link: 10.4081/mi.2019.8003
Rights: @Copyright P. Caponnetto et. 2019. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Licence URL(s): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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