International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Effectiveness of Art Therapy on Level of Anxiety among Hospitalized Children

Akanksha [57]

Abstract: Background: Hospitalization most of the time become emotional and developmental set back to the children. It causes anxiety due to imbalance between environmental and societal demands and children?s coping abilities. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of art therapy on anxiety among hospitalized children at Government Doon Medical College and Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Material and methods: Quasi experimental design with pre test post test control group design was used in the study. The study was conducted at Pediatric ward of Government Doon Medical College and Hospital Dehradun. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from 50 hospitalized children both males and females with age group of 8 - 18years and were distributed in two groups (25each in control and experimental group). Data collection was accomplished by using Spence Children Anxiety Scale. Results: The findings shows that in both groups the test p - value was <0.001 (significant). Conclusion: This study concludes that Art therapy is an effective method in reducing anxiety among Hospitalized children. Nurses have to play important role to participate in art therapy in reducing the anxiety among hospitalized children.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Art therapy, Anxiety level, Hospitalized children

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 707 - 709

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