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Effects of Creative Arts Therapies on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer

Effects of Creative Arts Therapies on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients With... REVIEW ARTICLE Effects of Creative Arts Therapies on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer Timothy W. Puetz, PhD, MPH; Christopher A. Morley, MPH; Matthew P. Herring, PhD Importance: Creative arts therapies (CATs) can re- Findings: During treatment, CAT significantly duce anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue and increase reduced anxiety ( = 0.28 [95% CI, 0.11-0.44]), quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer. However, depression (=0.23 [0.05-0.40]), and pain (=0.54 no systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) [0.33-0.75]) and increased QOL ( = 0.50 [0.25- examining the effects of CAT on psychological symp- 0.74]). Pain was significantly reduced during toms among cancer patients has been conducted. follow-up ( = 0.59 [95% CI, 0.42-0.77]). Anxiety reductions were strongest for studies in which (1) a Objectives: To estimate the effect of CAT on psycho- non-CAT therapist administered the intervention com- logical symptoms and QOL in cancer patients during treat- pared with studies that used a creative arts therapist ment and follow-up and to determine whether the effect and (2) a waiting-list or usual-care comparison was varied according to patient, intervention, and design char- used. Pain reductions were largest during inpatient acteristics. treatment and for homogeneous cancer http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Effects of Creative Arts Therapies on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.836
pmid
23699646
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Abstract

REVIEW ARTICLE Effects of Creative Arts Therapies on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer Timothy W. Puetz, PhD, MPH; Christopher A. Morley, MPH; Matthew P. Herring, PhD Importance: Creative arts therapies (CATs) can re- Findings: During treatment, CAT significantly duce anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue and increase reduced anxiety ( = 0.28 [95% CI, 0.11-0.44]), quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer. However, depression (=0.23 [0.05-0.40]), and pain (=0.54 no systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) [0.33-0.75]) and increased QOL ( = 0.50 [0.25- examining the effects of CAT on psychological symp- 0.74]). Pain was significantly reduced during toms among cancer patients has been conducted. follow-up ( = 0.59 [95% CI, 0.42-0.77]). Anxiety reductions were strongest for studies in which (1) a Objectives: To estimate the effect of CAT on psycho- non-CAT therapist administered the intervention com- logical symptoms and QOL in cancer patients during treat- pared with studies that used a creative arts therapist ment and follow-up and to determine whether the effect and (2) a waiting-list or usual-care comparison was varied according to patient, intervention, and design char- used. Pain reductions were largest during inpatient acteristics. treatment and for homogeneous cancer

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 10, 2013

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