Effects of Clay Manipulation on Somatic Dysfunction and Emotional Distress in Patients with Parkinsons DiseaseReport as inadecuate




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Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v25 n3 p122-128 2008

The focus of this outcome study was on art therapy as a support for medical treatment and palliative care. A total of 41 patients were placed in 2 matched groups: 22 patients with Parkinson's disease and 19 patients without Parkinson's disease. Each participant completed the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) (Derogatis, 1993) pre- and post-session, and was asked to manipulate a ball of clay and to respond to follow up questions on the experience. Quantitative and qualitative results showed a positive outcome with significant decrease in somatic and emotional symptoms in both groups. This research supports the value of an art therapeutic clay program for patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and recommends future studies addressing art therapy with caregivers. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)

Descriptors: Art Therapy, Patients, Neurological Impairments, Matched Groups, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Emotional Problems, Physical Disabilities, Art Activities, Gender Differences, Pretests Posttests, Object Manipulation

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Author: Elkis-Abuhoff, Deborah L.; Goldblatt, Robert B.; Gaydos, Morgan; Corrato, Samantha

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2867&id=EJ811584







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