Nainis, N., Paice, J.A., Ratner, J., Wirth, J.H., Lai, J., & Shott, S. (2005). Relieving symptoms in cancer: Innovative use of art therapy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 31, 162–169.doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.07.006
The intervention was a one-hour art therapy session administered by a registered art therapist/counselor.
The study reported on a sample of 50 adult inpatients with cancer.
A quasi-experimental design was used.
Change in anxiety scores was reported on both the STAI-S and ESAS (no p values were reported).