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Mrs. G. Ajithakumari, Prof. V. Hemavathy

Citation Information : Ajithakumari MG, Hemavathy PV. ART THERAPY REDUCES ANXIETY. 2014; 7 (3):46-48.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-7-3-46

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


A study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of art therapy on anxiety among cancer patients. An evaluative approach and one group pre test -post test design was used for this study.120 samples were selected through convenient sampling technique. The level of anxiety was assessed using Modified Spielberg state anxiety scale through structured interview schedule. The study was conducted for 5 weeks. The data collected were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistical method. The findings revealed that among 120 samples of cancer patients 36 (30%) had mild anxiety, 64 (53.33%) had moderate anxiety and only 20 (16.7%) had severe anxiety in the pre-test and 2 (1.7%) of them had no anxiety 98(81.6%) of them had mild anxiety, 20 (16.7%) had moderate anxiety and no one had severe anxiety in the post-test. The effectiveness of art therapy mean was 32.7 and the estimated t value 17.2 was most significant at p < 0.001. Art therapy is a cost effective technique in reducing anxiety among cancer patients.

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