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ERIC Number: EJ1021921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The Effect of Art Therapy on Cognitive Performance among Ethnically Diverse Older Adults
Pike, Amanda Alders
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v30 n4 p159-168 2013
This study examined the effect of art therapy on the cognitive performance of a multisite, ethnically diverse sample ("N" = 91) of older adults. Participants were recruited from several U.S. facilities that included a community center, a retirement center, an adult daycare, an assisted living facility, and a skilled nursing facility. Cognitive training strategies served as a framework for the study's 10-week art therapy intervention protocol. A "t" test and a univariate linear regression indicated, with a medium effect size ("d" = 0.064), that the art therapy treatment was associated with significantly improved cognitive performance. Other findings suggest that session duration and art therapy approach significantly correlated with improved cognitive performance.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory
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