Art therapy improves experienced quality of life among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Svensk2009ArtTI,
  title={Art therapy improves experienced quality of life among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={A-C Svensk and Inger Oster and Karin Egberg Thyme and Eva Magnusson and M Sj{\"o}din and Martin Eisemann and Sture {\AA}str{\"o}m and Jack Lindh},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={69-77}
}
Women with breast cancer are naturally exposed to strain related to diagnosis and treatment, and this influences their experienced quality of life (QoL). The present paper reports the effect, with regard to QoL aspects, of an art therapy intervention among 41 women undergoing radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The women were randomized to an intervention group with individual art therapy sessions for 1 h/week (n = 20), or to a control group (n = 21). The WHOQOL-BREF and EORTC Quality of… CONTINUE READING
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