Research

ArtThread ResearchStudent report
ArtThread’s work is grounded in the importance of evidence based outcomes and evaluations. Our faculty work together with our pARTners to design research protocols, produce survey instruments and analyze data, and assist in grant writing, all with the goal of helping you measure the outcomes of your interventions and programs.

ArtThread technology allows theĀ integration of standardized measures in its applications as pre- and post-intervention measures. The origins of the ArtThread Foundation and its novel approach trace back to NIH-funded research concerning the use of multimedia technology to reduce stress and improve communication between parents, caregivers, and children with acute health challenges. In that study, multimedia technology, art and creativity was employed as a facilitating tool with under-served children who had acute health challenges, for the purpose of increasing communication of their somatic symptoms and psychological state. The mean number of reports by the child increased by over 300% as compared to retrospective similar populations (Klein & Graham-Pole, 2006).