Exploring the Efficacy of Art-Related Activities, Particularly Painting, as Adjuvant Therapy in Schizophrenia: An Evidence-Based Case Report (76429)

Session Information:

Monday, 25 March 2024 15:00
Session: Poster Session 1
Room: Orion Hall (5F)
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

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Background: Schizophrenia is a condition that affects approximately one in 300 individuals across the globe, leading to the experience of both positive and negative symptoms. While antipsychotic medication remains the primary treatment, some patients still contend with residual symptoms and relapses. Art-related activities, particularly painting, are frequently used as potential adjuvant therapies for individuals with schizophrenia. Therefore, this study aimed to critically assess the efficacy of art-related activities, specifically painting, as supplementary therapy.
Methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted on PubMed, Google Scholar, and ScienceDirect, guided by clinical questions and strict inclusion or exclusion criteria. The selected articles were critically evaluated to determine their validity, significance, and applicability.
Results: The literature search identified 3 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 1 case series, each with varying validity and analysis outcomes. Among the RCTs, 2 reported a positive effect of art therapy on the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, while the remaining 1 found no significant impact on patients. In a case series study, a substantial difference was observed in the symptoms of schizophrenia patients who engaged in art activities. Conclusion: In conclusion, the potential of art-related activities as adjuvant therapy for individuals with schizophrenia lacked sufficient and consistent evidence.

Theresia Krisniati, Independent Scholar, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Mrs Theresia Rini is a medical doctor working in emergency department at Grhasia Mental Hospital, yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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