The international surgical journal with global reach

This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Randomized controlled study investigating the effect of a dedicated in-house art gallery on the recovery of patients after major oncologic surgery. Ann Surg 2021; 274: 264-270.

Published: 24th November 2021

Authors: Lone Z, Hussein AA, Khan H, Steele M, Jing Z, Attwood K et al.


Perioperative exposure to art improved well being in this study of 80 patients. The art group experienced higher hope (P=0.004), lower anxiety (P<0.0001) and improved mental well-being scores (P<0.0001).

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