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The Effect of Ceramic Painting on the Life Satisfaction and Cognitive Status of Older Adults Residing in a Nursing Home

Çetinkaya, Funda, PhD; Duru Aşiret, Güler, PhD; Direk, Filiz, MSN; Özkanlı, Nilüfer Nazende, MSN

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: April/June 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 108–112
doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000208
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Objectives: 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.

Methods: 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.

Results: 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.

Conclusions: 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 (

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.

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