Last updated on November 2019

The Effect of Art Therapy on Patients With Stroke


Brief description of study

Stroke can affect the physical, emotional and social aspects of the patient and their family members. It is the main cause of complex disability, with a high number of people living with its effects. Stroke can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, sensory processing, cognition, and emotional disturbances, which can affect the performance of functional activities and mental health status. Getting patients involved in art therapy (AT) class has shown to alleviate stress and promote a sense of wellbeing, which can aid their recovery and rehabilitation. The benefits of art therapy for people living with different health conditions worldwide have been reported, however, its effect on Egyptian patients with stroke has been neglected.

Detailed Study Description

Art therapy refers to a group of techniques including painting, drawing and listening to music. The participants will receive the program on three steps (early step, middle step, and late step). These steps aim to train the participants on the AT from simple to complex and motivate them to engage in the AT program.Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effect of art therapy on cognitive ability, arm activity and mental health status of patients with stroke.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04038424

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