Mental Health Recovery Through "Art Therapy": A Pilot Study in Portuguese Acute Inpatient Setting.
Mental Health Recovery Through "Art Therapy": A Pilot Study in Portuguese Acute Inpatient Setting. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2019 Apr 03;:1-6 Authors: Laranjeira C, Campos C, Bessa A, Neves G, Marques I Abstract The main aims of the study are to a) evaluate the effectiveness of a three session program of "art therapy" on changing emotional indicators (depression, anxiety, stress, and psychological well-being) in individuals with mental illness and b) analyze the meanings attributed to creative self-expression. We performed a pre-experimental mixed approach study, with a pretest-posttest design, with twelve Portuguese male subjects, admitted to an acute psychiatry unit. The instruments used were Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale [DASS-21]; and Ryff Scales of Psychological Well-Being [SPWB - 18] and a semi-structured interview. Comparison of the pre- and posttest indicated improvement in anxiety, stress, self-acceptance, purpose of life, and overall psychological well-being. The categories resulting from the thematic analysis of the interviews revealed the usefulness of the program in the participant recovery process. This type of psychosocial intervention in specialized clinical practice in Mental Health Nursing minimizes the disease's impact in an organizational culture that should increasingly be oriented toward recovery. PMID: 30943062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThe results support that EO ‘aromatherapy’ can promote dose-dependent regulation of anxiety, depression and OSI and that efficacy requires optimization of dose.Graphical abstract
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ConclusionsBy sexes we observed significant frequencies of frailty and pre-frailty in males with DM ” and in women with HTN. In the Katz scale, women with DM2 have high percentages of disability in basic activities of daily living. Associating DM2 and HTN with frailty, dysfunction and depression reveals a lack of prevention.
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Conclusion: A vestibular rehabilitation program started early after confirmed vestibular neuritis diagnosis in addition to standard care reduces the perception of dizziness and improves functions of daily life more effectively than standard care alone.
Objective: The Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) is the most commonly used quality of life measure for vestibular disorders. However, there is wide variability in scores, and little is known about which variables contribute to dizziness-related quality of life. Our goal was to investigate the key demographic and symptom-related factors to that account for DHI variance. Study Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Adult patients presenting to a dizziness clinic. Main Outcome Measure: DHI variance explained by multiple linear regression. Results: Seventy subjects were i...
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