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ERIC Number: EJ1169553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Evaluating the Impact of a Brief Artistic Intervention on Cardiovascular Recovery from Acute Stress
Keogh, Katharina; Creaven, Ann-Marie
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v34 n4 p167-175 2017
In this study we tested whether drawing and coloring influence cardiovascular recovery and perceived stress following exposure to a stressor. In a mixed experimental design, participants (N = 62) completed an acute stress task before being randomly assigned to one of three brief activities: free-form drawing (full creative control), coloring (limited creative control), or a text copying activity (control group). Results revealed no significant effect of activity type on cardiovascular recovery or perceived stress. Artistic activities, both drawing and coloring, received significantly higher perceived creative control and task enjoyment ratings, but were not accompanied by stress-relieving effects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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