Humour-related interventions for people with mental illness: a randomized controlled pilot study.
Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver Island Health Authority, The Island Medical Program and University of British Columbia, 642-2334 Trent Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 4Z3, Canada, [email protected]
- Published Article
Community mental health journal
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2014
This study explored the feasibility and effects of humour-related interventions for mentally ill adults. Twelve, randomly assigned, participated in each of 3 arms--stand up comedy training (the experimental arm), discussing comedy videos (the active control arm), and no humour-related intervention (the passive control arm). Quantitative and qualitative data were collected at baseline, end of interventions (3 months) and follow up (after another 3 months). Scale comparisons were largely negative, although self-esteem marginally increased in the experimental arm. Interview responses indicated benefits for the interventions, including improved self-esteem in the experimental arm. These results, though mixed, justify further study.
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