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Art therapy and atopic dermatitis : making the invisible visible

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Art therapy and atopic dermatitis : making the invisible visible

Marchand, Sylvie (2002) Art therapy and atopic dermatitis : making the invisible visible. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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By combining qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, the present study attempts to measure the impact art therapy might have on psychosomatic skin disorders and its symptoms. The " Visible-Invisible " model developed for this research is introduced and demonstrated through the case material of a woman living with eczema. The use of reliable tests such as the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Anxiety State Traits Assessment (ASTA), the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory--III(MCNI-III) and the SF-36 Health Survey are used to measure the effects of the treatment onto the eczematous symptoms and related factors such as anxiety. Following art therapy treatment, the Post-test scores indicated lower anxiety level and higher vitality, social functioning and mental health as rated by the participant. Although some of the results were found significant, they should not be generalized to the population living with psychosomatic skin disorders.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Marchand, Sylvie
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:viii, 89 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Research papers (M.A.)
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2002
Thesis Supervisor(s):Leclerc, Josee
ID Code:1849
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:22
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:23
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