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Art Therapy Research – A Survey

The Effect of Healing Gardens and Art Therapy on Older Adults With Mild to Moderate Depression

McCaffrey, Ruth DNP, ARNP-BC

HOLISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: March/April 2007 – Volume 21 – Issue 2 – p 79-84

This study evaluated the effect of garden walks alone, garden walks with guided imagery, and art therapy on mild to moderate depression in older adults. Focus group interviews at the end of the 6-week intervention suggest that all 3 interventions were helpful to participants with mild to moderate depression.

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