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Clinical Question

What is the evidence that occupational therapy can be effective in early specialized intervention for patients with schizophrenia using occupational engagement as treatment?

Clinical Bottom Line

Intervention should focus on and promote social engagement according to the client’s functioning. The occupational therapist (OT) should address productive occupations (work/study), the client’s feeling of accomplishment and his/her satisfaction with home and living situation. These are important factors to restoring a client’s health and well-being.