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ERIC Number: EJ1094257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Effectiveness of the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short Version for Japanese Patients with Advanced Cancer
Ando, Michiyo; Kira, Haruko; Hayashida, Shigeru; Ito, Sayoko
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n1 p35-40 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short Version for Japanese patients with advanced cancer. Patients learned mindfulness practices and then made art to express their feelings in the first session. After receiving instruction on practicing mindfulness 2 weeks later, they participated in a second session. The Profile of Mood States and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being Scale were administered before the first session and after the second. Results suggest that this intervention may be effective for increasing vigor and reducing fatigue; for reducing tension, depression, and confusion; and for improving overall mood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Profile of Mood States
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