Forget, Francine (2003) La pratique de l'art-thérapie à domicile auprès des personnes âgées : une étude pilote de faisabilité. Other thesis, Concordia University.
The main goal of this research is to demonstrate that home bound art-therapy with the elderly is feasible, and to explore the effect of its practice on the symptoms of depression. This research was conducted during the course of a Master's degree practicum in a psychogeriatric clinic of a French hospital in Montreal. This pilot study explore four main aspects: (1) the pragmatic dimension of the home bound art-therapy practice; (2) the exploratory study of the effects of art-therapy on the incidence of depressive symptoms, according to Beck's (1961) Depression Scale; (3) the analysis of the graphic elements of the image based on an observation scale inspired from the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (Gantt, 1998) and finally; (4) the presentation of case studies (clinical case) of elderly people that have benefited from individual in home art-therapy sessions during the practicum. Four subjects participated in this study, which used a mix-method investigation (qualitative and quantitative). Although the results cannot be generalised, this study tend to indicate that home bound art-therapy is a feasible practice that could positively affect the depressive symptoms of the elderly.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education|
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
|Item Type:||Thesis (Other)|
|Series Name:||Research Paper|
|Pagination:||viii, 151 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Research papers (M.A.)|
|Program:||Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Leclerc, Josee|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:24|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 10:24|
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