The MATISSE study: a randomised trial of group art therapy for people with schizophrenia

M.J. Crawford, H. Killaspy, E. Kalaitzaki, B. Barrett, S. Byford, S. Patterson, T. Soteriou, Francis O'Neill, K. Clayton, A. Maratos, T.R. Barnes, D. Osborn, T. Johnson, M. King, P. Tyrer, D. Waller

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Abstract

Background: Art Therapy has been promoted as a means of helping people who may find it difficult to express themselves verbally engage in psychological treatment. Group Art Therapy has been widely used as an adjunctive treatment for people with schizophrenia but there have been few attempts to examine its effects and cost effectiveness has not been examined. The MATISSE study aims to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of group Art Therapy for people with schizophrenia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number65
JournalBMC Psychiatry
Volume10
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Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2010

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Crawford, M. J., Killaspy, H., Kalaitzaki, E., Barrett, B., Byford, S., Patterson, S., Soteriou, T., O'Neill, F., Clayton, K., Maratos, A., Barnes, T. R., Osborn, D., Johnson, T., King, M., Tyrer, P., & Waller, D. (2010). The MATISSE study: a randomised trial of group art therapy for people with schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry, 10, [65]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-10-65