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Volume 64, Issue 1-2 (Jan 2010)

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Effects of art therapy on stress and anxiety of employees

Dace Visnola / Dagmāra Sprūdža / Mārīte Ārija Baķe / Anita Piķe
Published Online: 2010-08-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10046-010-0020-y

Effects of art therapy on stress and anxiety of employees

The study was designed to determine if art therapy has any effect on the stress and anxiety of employees. The results demonstrated that before and after art therapy in the study group, the level of the stress indicator (cortisol) over twenty-four hours and also the state of anxiety decreased significantly (P < 0.05). The mean final stress level and situational anxiety for the study group were significantly lower (P < 0.05) than those for the control group. No significant changes were found for trait anxiety in any of the groups. These findings suggest that art therapy for employees is a preventive measure for a person to understand stress situations and to be capable to manage their anxiety, react adequately and to cope with stress, thus improving the quality of life by creative means.

Mākslas terapijas ietekme uz stresu un trauksmi darbiniekiem

Pētījuma mērķis bija pārbaudīt mākslas terapijas ietekmi uz stresu un trauksmi organizācijas darbiniekiem. Pētījuma rezultāti parādīja, ka pirms un pēc mākslas terapijas eksperimentālajā grupā stresa hormona (kortizola) līmeņa visu diennakts mērījumu izmaiņu un situatīvās trauksmes rādītāji ir ticami samazinājušies. Eksperimentālajai grupai stresa līmeņa un situatīvās trauksmes beigu mērījuma vidējais aritmētiskais ir ticami zemāks nekā kontroles grupai. Mākslas terapija organizācijas darbiniekiem ir viens no faktoriem, kas samazina stresu un trauksmi un ir kā profilakses līdzeklis, lai cilvēks izprastu stresa situācijas un spētu vadīt savu trauksmainību, adekvāti tajās reagētu un tiktu ar tām galā, tādējādi uzlabojot savu dzīves kvalitāti ar radošiem līdzekļiem.

Keywords: art therapy; stress; anxiety

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Published Online: 2010-08-18

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Citation Information: Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B. Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences., ISSN (Print) 1407-009X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10046-010-0020-y.

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