The aim of this experimental study was to assess the cognitive activity and satisfaction with life of older adults in nursing home before and after ceramic painting.
The sample of the survey consisted of 15 older adults each in the intervention and control groups. Data for the study were collected using a questionnaire form developed to determine the sociodemographic characteristics of the older adults, the Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Life Satisfaction Scale.
There was a statistically significant increase in the mean Mini-Mental State Examination score of the intervention group compared with the control group at the end of ceramic painting (P < .05). The intervention group had increased average Life Satisfaction Scale scores in the posttest compared with the control group, although the difference was not statistically significant.
The results showed that art therapy with ceramic painting was a positive effect on the cognitive levels and quality of life of older adults.
Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey (Drs Çetinkaya and Duru Aşiret); Health Services Vocational School, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey (Ms Direk); and Güzelyurt Vocational School, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey (Ms Özkanli).
Correspondence: Funda Çetinkaya, PhD, Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray-Adana Yolu, 68100 Merkez/Aksaray, Turkey (email@example.com).
This study (2015-072) was supported by Scientific Research Project Unit of Aksaray University. The authors thank the elderly subjects for their kind participation.
The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.