PAINT study: participants with expertise in visual arts wanted

My colleague Johanna Masuch and her interdisciplinary study team at the geriatrics at Klinikum Nuremberg are conducting the large-scale PAINT study on the effects of art therapy. I am very happy to cooperate with Johanna. The current study uses the questionnaire I developed for image analysis and associated materials in terms of Open Methodology.

traces and splashes of paint at the studio floor

PAINT study

As part of the PAINT study (Preventive Art Intervention Therapy), Johanna and her team investigate the effect of art therapy on elderly people. The most important question is whether art therapy can be effective as a non-drug therapy for delir (acute confusion). Using my rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA), the research team examines images of acute geriatric individuals at risk of delir as part of an expert survey.


All German speakers, who have a academic degree in a discipline related to the visual arts or is studying in such a discipline at least in the third semester can participate. These include e.g.

  • art science
  • image science
  • art history
  • art education
  • art therapy
  • free visual arts
  • applied arts
  • graphic design
  • design
  • restoration
  • etc.

You can go directly to the online study via
The processing time is approx. 20-30 minutes.

win a staedtler creativity set

By participating in the survey, you are actively contributing to quantitative art therapy research. Scientific results and evidence of art therapy work enable the further development and establishment of this still young form of therapy in the health system.

The PAINT study, as well as the follow-up study DUERER, are sponsored by the Staedtler Foundation in Nuremberg. As a thank you for your participation and your time, five surprise creative sets from Staedtler will be raffled off among all participants. Your participation is worth twice!

If you have any questions or comments about the study, please directly contact Johanna Masuch.

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