In adults with schizophrenia or related disorders, how effective is horticultural therapy, compared to standard care, for improving patient outcomes?
There is currently insufficient evidence to determine whether
horticultural therapy is beneficial for people with schizophrenia
and related disorders, and further, larger randomised controlled
trials are needed which examine this. Evidence from a systematic
review that included one very small, short term RCT with
methodological limitations found no effect of horticultural therapy
on well-being and quality of life, but that horticultural therapy
may, in the short-term, be more effective than standard care in
relieving depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms.
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