Effects of Mandala Art Therapy on Subjective Well-being, Resilience, and Hope in Psychiatric Inpatients.
Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2018 04 ;32(2):167-173. Epub 2017 Aug 24. PMID: 29579508
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effects of Mandala art therapy on subjective well-being, resilience, and hope among psychiatric inpatients.
METHODS: Recruited 36 people who had been treated as inpatients in a psychiatric ward at a university hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and divided them evenly into experimental and control groups. The experimental group was required to attend a total of 8 sessions of Mandala art therapy, twice per week, between August 11 and October 30, 2015; measures of the three main variables were administered at pre-test and post-test in both groups.
RESULTS: Hope significantly increased in both groups, but the overall increase was greater in the experimental group (mean score of 9.5 and 15.3 at pre- and post-test, respectively) than in the control group (10.9 and 11.9).
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that Mandala art therapy can have a positive effect on the hope of psychiatric inpatients. However, further research concerning its effects on subjective well-being and resilience, as well as other psychological constructs, is warranted to better understand the effects of Mandala art therapy on psychiatric inpatients.