A Mixed Methods Approach to Evaluating How Art Therapy Can Benefit Women Recently Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Quality of Life (emotional distress, physical symptoms,self-efficacy and well-being)
To investigate whether the implementation of an 8 week art therapy course in post-operative outpatient breast cancer patients can alleviate/improve Emotional distress as assessed by the Hospital Depression and Anxiety Scale (HADS) (please see below for details) Physical symptoms as assessed by the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) Meaning making as assessed by The Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-Sp-12).
Katherine L Laux, MA Art Therapy
Canada: Ethics Review Committee