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Structured Floral Arrangement Program Developed for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Mental Health Care

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN
00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB)
AA0068709X
本文フルテキスト

The structured floral arrangement (SFA) program was developed for cognitive rehabilitation and mental health care. This program required participants to create symmetrical floral arrangements as per predetermined procedures and with instructions given on the sequence of placing each natural material. Attentional deficit, particularly unilateral spatial neglect, nearly disappeared after SFA intervention for a patient with traumatic brain damage. This positive effect was maintained for five months. In schizophrenic patients, visuospatial working memory was improved after SFA intervention. Motivational rehabilitation also increased through the SFA program. This program for mental health care was implemented for participants suffering traumatic stress from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. The number of participants who showed mild physical symptoms (e.g., headache) decreased from seven to just one after SFA intervention. These findings suggest that the SFA program has the potential to improve brain function and/or mental health.

刊行年月2016-01-01
作成者MOCHIZUKI-KAWAI Hiroko
著者キーワード

Great East Japan Earthquake

motivation

visuospatial ability

visuospatial working memory

公開者Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
データ作成日2016-01-01
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ)Journal Article
50
1
開始ページ39
終了ページ44
DOI10.6090/jarq.50.39
権利Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語eng