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Abstract Title:

Significance of clay art therapy for psychiatric patients admitted in a day hospital.

Abstract Source:

Invest Educ Enferm. 2014 ;32(1):128-38. PMID: 25229912

Abstract Author(s):

Aquiléia Helena de Morais, Simone Roecker, Denise Albieri Jodas Salvagioni, Gabrielle Jacklin Eler

Article Affiliation:

Aquiléia Helena de Morais


OBJECTIVE: To understand the significance of clay art therapy for psychiatric patients admitted in a day hospital.

METHODOLOGY: Qualitative, descriptive and exploratory research, undertaken with 16 patients in a day hospital in Londrina, in the state of Parana, Brazil, who participated in seven clay therapy sessions. Data collection took place from January to July 2012 through interviews guided by a semi structured questionnaire and the data were submitted to content analysis.

RESULTS: Three themes emerged: Becoming familiar with clay art therapy; Feeling clay therapy; and Realizing the effect of clay therapy.

CONCLUSION: The use of clay as a therapeutic method by psychiatric patients promoted creativity, self-consciousness, and benefited those who sought anxiety relief.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Art Therapy : CK(103) : AC(13)

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