Effectiveness of Art Therapy on Stress among Patients with Cancer in a Selected Hospital, Thanjavur

Akila, A (2012) Effectiveness of Art Therapy on Stress among Patients with Cancer in a Selected Hospital, Thanjavur. Masters thesis, Sara Nursing College, Dharapuram.


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A study to evaluate the effectiveness of Art Therapy on stress among patients with cancer at selected Hospital in Thanjavur District. The present study was conducted at Thanjavur cancer centre in Thanjavur. Pre experimental design with one group pre test and post test was used for this study. Permission was obtained from the hospital administrator and data collection was done over a period of 4 weeks. The investigator has selected 40 samples with cancer through convenience sampling technique. Oral consent was obtained from the subjects. In the pre test, 4 point stress assessment rating scale was used for assessing the level of stress. After the pretest, the investigator administered art therapy for 30-45 minutes for 5 consecutive days and then the post test was done after the 5 days of intervention. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the findings of the study. There was a highly significant difference (P < 0.01) found between the mean pretest [48.05 (+6.95)] and post test score of stress [33.75 (+7.25)]. There was a significant association (P < 0.05) between the level of stress and age at P<0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study show that art therapy is effective in reducing the level of stress among patients with cancer. So, art therapy can be practiced in hospitals and in any set up to help patients and family members to cope up with stress and to promote stress free healthy life.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg. No. 30106241
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art Therapy, Stress, Patients, Cancer, Thanjavur.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 05:42
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 12:28
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4362

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