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ERIC Number: EJ1022554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Psychosocial Changes Associated with Participation in Art Therapy Interventions for Siblings of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Wallace, Jo; Packman, Wendy; Huffman, Lynne C.; Horn, Biljana; Cowan, Morton; Amylon, Michael D.; Kahn, Colleen; Cordova, Matt; Moses, Jim
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v31 n1 p4-11 2014
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an accepted medical treatment for many serious childhood diseases. HSCT is a demanding procedure that creates both physical and emotional challenges for patients and their family members. Research has demonstrated that siblings of children undergoing HSCT are at risk for developing psychosocial problems such as posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem. This study examined psychosocial changes in siblings ("N" = 30) of pediatric HSCT recipients. These siblings participated in an art therapy intervention session 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months after their siblings' HSCT procedure. Results showed improvements in sibling psychosocial functioning associated with participation in the art therapy interventions. Compared to a control group ("n" = 10), the intervention group ("n" = 20) showed lower levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms at the final session.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale; Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale