• Title/Summary/Keyword: Art and Craft Activities

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The Effects of Art and Craft Activities on Anxiety and Stress of Stroke Patients (수공예 활동이 뇌졸중 환자의 불안과 스트레스에 미치는 효과)

  • Kim, Ji-Hoon
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.17 no.11
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    • pp.251-258
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    • 2019
  • This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of art and craft activities on anxiety and stress of stroke patients. Patients diagnosed with stroke were selected according to select the study target, 9 patients with experimental group receive art and craft activities, 9 patients with control group receive traditional occupational therapy for 30 minutes per each session 3 times a week for total 8 weeks. Art and craft activities were structured through a group of occupational therapy practitioners interview. A comparison of two groups after the intervention showed that the experimental group had a more significant on the anxiety and stress(p<.05). These result demonstrate that art and craft activities decrease anxiety and stress for stroke patients, therefore is expected to be useful in clinics.

The Effects of Client-Centered Art and Craft Activities on Depression and Quality of Life in Stroke Clients (클라이언트 중심 수공예 활동이 뇌졸중 환자의 우울과 삶의 질에 미치는 효과)

  • Kim, Ji-Hoon
    • Journal of The Korean Society of Integrative Medicine
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    • v.9 no.4
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    • pp.59-69
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    • 2021
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of client-centered art and craft activities on depression and quality of life in stroke clients. Through this, we aim to find a way to reduce depression and improve the quality of life in stroke clients. Methods: Clients diagnosed with stroke were selected as participants for the study. Participants in the experimental group (n=13) and control group (n=14) received general occupational therapy. Clients in the experimental group participated in client-centered art and craft activities, whereas clients in the control group participated in general art and craft activities for 8 weeks. Beck Depression Inventory(BDI) and Stroke Specific Quality of Life(SS-QOL) were used to evaluate the depression and quality of life of the clients before and after the intervention. Results: The experimental group and control group presented significant statistical difference in depression before and after intervention (p<.01; p<.05). The experimental group showed a greater decrease in depression (p<.05) than the control group. Additionally, the experimental and control group displayed significant statistical difference in quality of life (p<.01) before and after intervention. The experimental group showed a more statistically significant improvement in quality of life (p<.01) than the control group. Conclusion: These results demonstrate the significance of client-centered art and craft activities in reducing depression and improving quality of life in clients with stroke. Therefore, it is expected to be useful in clinical settings. Occupational therapy should be provided based on the decision of the clients.