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ERIC Number: EJ1022555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Studies of Art Therapy
Maujean, Annick; Pepping, Christopher A.; Kendall, Elizabeth
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v31 n1 p37-44 2014
This review article examines current knowledge about the efficacy of art therapy based on the findings of 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted with adult populations from 2008-2013 that met a high standard of rigor. Of these studies, all but one reported beneficial effects of art therapy. Review findings suggest that art therapy may benefit a range of individuals, including older adults, war veterans, and prison inmates. However, there is a need for further research using RCTs to examine more conclusively art therapy outcomes and the specific populations in which art therapy interventions offer greatest benefit.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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