The Analysis of Spirituality Expressed in the Drawings of Persons living with Major Illnesses and by Healthy Adults

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155298
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Analysis of Spirituality Expressed in the Drawings of Persons living with Major Illnesses and by Healthy Adults
Abstract:
The Analysis of Spirituality Expressed in the Drawings of Persons living with Major Illnesses and by Healthy Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Tuck, Inez, RN, PhD, MBA
P.I. Institution Name:Virginia Commonwealth University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Sandra M. Walsh, RN, PhD
[Research Presentation] The study was proposed to understand spirituality as expressed in the drawings of adults who were living with chronic illnesses or living in the community without major health problems. Three samples of adults were offered the opportunity to depict their view of spirituality in a drawing as part of a session of a spiritual growth group. The participants were asked to draw what spirituality meant to them and had a choice of art materials to use. The participants were enrolled in three studies exploring the effect of the spirituality intervention on health outcomes or as a stress reduction strategy. 172 drawings were compiled from healthy adults, and persons living with HIV disease and breast cancer. Using a guide for content analysis of the drawings, two researchers with backgrounds in psychiatric-mental health nursing and familiarity with art therapy analyzed the drawings independently. One researcher is a noted artist. The findings for each drawing were compared. In instances of different interpretations that could not be reconciled between the researchers, a third nurse investigator with a background in divinity who was also an áartist was asked to review the specific drawings. The findings indicated a wide array of interpretations of spirituality consistent with the definitions found in the literature.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Analysis of Spirituality Expressed in the Drawings of Persons living with Major Illnesses and by Healthy Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155298-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Analysis of Spirituality Expressed in the Drawings of Persons living with Major Illnesses and by Healthy Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tuck, Inez, RN, PhD, MBA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Virginia Commonwealth University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ituck@vcu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sandra M. Walsh, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The study was proposed to understand spirituality as expressed in the drawings of adults who were living with chronic illnesses or living in the community without major health problems. Three samples of adults were offered the opportunity to depict their view of spirituality in a drawing as part of a session of a spiritual growth group. The participants were asked to draw what spirituality meant to them and had a choice of art materials to use. The participants were enrolled in three studies exploring the effect of the spirituality intervention on health outcomes or as a stress reduction strategy. 172 drawings were compiled from healthy adults, and persons living with HIV disease and breast cancer. Using a guide for content analysis of the drawings, two researchers with backgrounds in psychiatric-mental health nursing and familiarity with art therapy analyzed the drawings independently. One researcher is a noted artist. The findings for each drawing were compared. In instances of different interpretations that could not be reconciled between the researchers, a third nurse investigator with a background in divinity who was also an &aacute;artist was asked to review the specific drawings. The findings indicated a wide array of interpretations of spirituality consistent with the definitions found in the literature.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:42:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:42:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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