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Korean Journal of Schizophrenia Research 2006;9(1):26-30.
멜로디의 사용이 정신분열병 환자의 언어성 기억에 미치는 영향
Debora Lee, MA1, Sook Hyun Park, MD2, Hyun Wook Lee, MD2 and Young In Chung, MD2
Objectives:A wide range of cognitive deficits occur in schizophrenia and cognitive remediation has been applied to the care of schizophrenic patient. This study was designed to investigate the effects of melody therapy on the verbal memory in an attempt to find out the possibility of music therapy for cognitive rehabilitation program in schizophrenic patients.
Methods:Thirty schizophrenic patients were randomly divided into two groups. One was a experimental group for melody training, the other was a control group for simple reading training. Three days after training Rey-Kim Memory Test was given to all of the patients.
Results:The experimental group showed more significant improvement in immediate recall and delayed recall than the control group. There was no significant difference of delayed recognition between two groups.
Conclusion:This study suggests that music therapy may improve the cognitive deficits including verbal memory in schizophrenic patients. (Korean J Schizophr Res 2006;9:26-30)
Key Words: Schizophrenia,Music therapy,Verbal memory,Cognitive rehabilitation.
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