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An anthroposophy art therapy intervention (watercolor painting) in weekly group sessions was administered by an art therapist in northern Israel. Participants chose the amount of time to spend in the session, ranging from a few minutes to more than an hour. Data were collected at baseline and before every session.
A single-arm, pilot study design was used.
A Mann-Whitney U test compared HADS and BFI in the intervention group and the participation group. A Wilcoxon signed-rank test assessed changes in HADS and BFI scores in the two groups. There were no significant difference between the two groups for reducing anxiety (p = 0.2).