Children's drawings as facilitators of communication: a meta-analysis
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Pediatr Nurs
Journal of pediatric nursing
In an attempt to explore new methods for accessing children's voices, this meta-analysis explores the facilitative effects of offering children the opportunity to draw as an interview strategy as compared with a traditional directed interview. Based on this analysis, introducing the opportunity to draw appears to be a relatively robust interview strategy with a large overall effect size (d = .95). Both research and clinical implications are discussed.
Art Therapy/methods/standards, Child, Child Advocacy/psychology, Child Psychology, Child, Preschool, Communication, Cues, Humans, Interview, Psychological/methods, Life Change Events, Memory, Nurse's Role, Nursing Assessment, Nursing Evaluation Research, Patient Participation/methods/psychology, Pediatric Nursing/methods, Research Design, Vulnerable Populations/psychology
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of pediatric nursing, 20:6 (2005) pp.415-423.