Museum object handling: a health promoting community-based activity for dementia care

Camic, Paul M., Hulbert, S. and Kimmel, J. (2017) Museum object handling: a health promoting community-based activity for dementia care. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053.

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Abstract

In a quasi-experimental design (N = 80), this study examined the wellbeing impact of handling museum artefacts, by testing for differences across domain, time, gender and stages of dementia. Results indicated people with early and moderate impairment showed positive increases in wellbeing, regardless of the type of dementia but those with early stage dementia showed larger positive increases in wellbeing. We can feel confident that for most people with early to middle stage dementia, handling museum objects in a supportive group environment, increases subjective wellbeing and should be considered part of a health promotion strategy in dementia care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia care, health promotion, wellbeing, museums, object handling, public health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0076.5 Psychology research
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R0726.7 Health psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0512 Psychopathology. Mental disorders > RC0521 Dementia
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Prof Paul M Camic
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 22:47
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15185

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