Stress-Relieving Effects of Colour-by-Number Mandalas in Children Hospitalised due to a Chronic Disease

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  • Didem COŞKUN ŞİMŞEK no
  • Mustafa ŞAHİNOĞLU



Child, Nurse, Chronic Disease, Colour by Number Mandala, Stress


This randomised controlled study aimed to evaluate the stress-relieving effects of colour-by-number mandalas in children hospitalised due to a chronic disease. This study involved 120 children aged 8 to 11 years. The participants were randomly assigned either to the experimental group or to the control group, with each group consisting of 60 children. The Descriptive Information Form and the Perceived Stress Scale were used in data collection. The experimental group had a lower total mean Perceived Stress Scale score than the control group, and the scores of these two groups significantly differed. Thus, the colour-by-number mandalas could effectively decrease the stress levels of children hospitalised due to a chronic disease.


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COŞKUN ŞİMŞEK , D., & ŞAHİNOĞLU , M. (2023). Stress-Relieving Effects of Colour-by-Number Mandalas in Children Hospitalised due to a Chronic Disease. GEVHER NESIBE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 8(1), 220–227.