Chinese Calligraphic Handwriting (CCH), a WHO (2019) recognized effective treatment, enhances our cognitive abilities,
relaxed bodily conditions and stabilized emotions. It has successfully treated the emotion-related anxieties and the moods that are
associated with several diseases and disorders. The present study tested this intervention on Diabetes patients.
16 type II diabetes patients and 16 healthy subjects participated. Each group performed both the CCH tasks of brush handwriting
of Chinese characters and the brush drawing of geometric patterns. The Chinese versions of STAI and POMS measured the effects
of brush writing and brush drawing tasks. on the participants. Both scales were administered to all participants before and after a
40-minute training session.
The patients group significantly improved on Pre-Post measures of the STAI in both the brush writing (F= 11.97; p=0.004) and
brush drawing (F=14.08, p=0.002) tasks. However, the healthy subjects group also showed similarly a pre-post significant effects on
the STAI scores from the brush writing (F = 32.02; p = 0.000) and the drawing tasks (F= 14.05, p=0.002).
Moreover, both groups showed a significant reduction in the postforms states of Tension-Anxiety, Depressed-Dejection and
Confusion-Bewilderment in the brush writing task (P<0.001), but only Tension-Anxiety and Depressed-Dejection in the brush
drawing tasks (P<0,001), The reduction in each case from the patient groups is greater than that from the healthy subject’s group
The Brush Writing and Brush Drawing as treatments have shown significant improvements in STAI and some POMS states of
the practicing Type II diabetes patients.