Singing for health: do members of a generic singing for health group express similar effects on health and wellbeing as those in condition-specific groups?

Price, Sonia and Whitfield, Laura (2018) Singing for health: do members of a generic singing for health group express similar effects on health and wellbeing as those in condition-specific groups? Journal of Applied Arts & Health. ISSN 2040-2457. (In Press)

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Abstract

Throughout time, and within differing cultures, music has been understood to have a beneficial impact on health. Group singing, in particular, may have specific benefits for health when compared to alternative forms of music making and listening, and there exists a growing body of research examining the impact of singing on health.

This mixed methods study explored the benefits to health and wellbeing reported by people attending a generic singing for health group.

A comparison of findings was made against existing data regarding benefits reported by people attending condition-specific groups. Results indicated a similarity in reported benefits and a preference for a generic group, which may have implications for the future commissioning of singing for health groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Singing for health; arts and health; commissioning; participant preference; wellbeing; self-funding
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0346 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system > RC0382 Parkinson's disease
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0475 Therapeutics. Psychotherapy > RC0489 Arts therapy
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
Depositing User: Mrs Sonia Price
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 09:20
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 10:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17761

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