TABLE 8

Summary of the direction of findings from the 15 included studies

Direction of significant findingsnStudies
Significant positive effects in all outcome measurements investigated in the art therapy group compared with the control group1Kim 201352
Significant positive effects in some, but not all, outcome measurements investigated in the art therapy group compared with the control group9Beebe et al. 201058
Gussak 200759
aHattori et al. 201151
Lyshak-Stelzer et al. 200748
Monti and Peterson 2004;60 Monti et al. 200661
Monti et al. 201254
Puig et al. 200655
Rao et al. 200956
Thyme et al. 2009;62 Svensk et al. 2009;63 Oster et al. 200664
Improvement from baseline but no significant difference between groups4Broome et al. 200150
Chapman et al. 200149
McCaffrey et al. 201153
Thyme et al. 200747
Art therapy worse than comparator at baseline and follow-up1Rusted et al. 200657
a

In addition, a significant positive effect for control group on one outcome measurement.

From: Chapter 2, Clinical effectiveness of art therapy: quantitative systematic review

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Systematic review and economic modelling of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of art therapy among people with non-psychotic mental health disorders.
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