Purpose: This study investigated the effects of a mental fitness positive psychology intervention program on the self-esteem and interpersonal relationship ability of inpatients with schizophrenia. Design and Methods: A pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group quasi-experimental design was used. Participants (N = 60) completed scales measuring self-esteem and interpersonal relationship ability. Findings: The program effectively improved participants’ self-esteem and interpersonal relationship ability. Practice Implications: Psychiatric nurses can use this program as a nursing intervention to enhance the self-esteem and interpersonal skills of inpatients with schizophrenia in mental health facilities.
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- interpersonal relationship ability
- mental fitness positive psychology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health