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Psychooncology. 2006 May;15(5):363-73.

A randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT) for women with cancer.

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  • 1Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. montil@pol.net

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gather data on the efficacy of a newly developed psychosocial group intervention for cancer patients, called mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT). One hundred and eleven women with a variety of cancer diagnoses were paired by age and randomized to either an eight-week MBAT intervention group or a wait-list control group. Ninety-three participants (84%) completed both the pre- and post-study measurements. As compared to the control group, the MBAT group demonstrated a significant decrease in symptoms of distress (as measured by the Symptoms Checklist-90-Revised) and significant improvements in key aspects of health-related quality of life (as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey). This investigation of MBAT provides initial encouraging data that support a possible future role for the intervention as a psychosocial treatment option for cancer patients.

Copyright 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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