Art Therapy Interventions With Caregivers Supporting Pediatric Patients Who Are Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation for Cancer
- Test the effects of an art therapy intervention on emotional distress in caregivers of
pediatric patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for cancer.
- Describe pro-social interactions of caregivers of pediatric patients undergoing bone
marrow transplantation for cancer.
- Describe the illness experience of caregivers and how it is impacted by the art therapy
- Describe the caregivers' current health-related quality of life and life meaning prior
to pediatric patients initiation of bone marrow transplantation for cancer.
- Determine the effect size for calculating the sample needed for a randomized clinical
OUTLINE: Caregivers undergo art therapy over 60 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. Each
session comprises developing trust through the expression of support, affirmation, and
collaboration; creating intimacy through attunement; exploring affective states; integrative
processing through the creation of an autobiographical narrative; and identifying
opportunities for continued exploration and resources that support the client, should that
exploration become necessary.
Caregivers also complete a Meaning of Life Questionnaire and a Family Quality of Life Scale
at baseline and at the end of week 6.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Baseline, week 1 and week 6 of art therapy
Kate Kravits, RN, MA
Beckman Research Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
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