The Effect of a Dharma Creative Art Therapy Program Among Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care

This study was a quasi-experimental research with a pretest posttest control group designed to investigate the effect of Dharma Creative Art Therapy Program on the quality of life among cancer patients receiving palliative care. The participants included female and male cancer patients receiving palliative care at Arokayasal Kampramong Temple (AKT), Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand. It is a hospice care center that uses Thai traditional medicine and complementary medicine. Eighteen participants were in the control group and 15 participants in the experimental group.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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