A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Clift S, Coulton S, Rodriguez J, Skingley A

Year of Publication:
2012

Publisher(s):
Canterbury Christ Church University

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

Findings from a controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people, involving a pragmatic randomised controlled trial by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

Findings  suggest a significantly greater improvement in mental health quality of life in individuals who participate in group singing for 12 weeks compared to those continuing with normal activities.
Further information:
https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-11-142



Evidence Type: RCT

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Clift,S., Skingley, A., Coulton, S., Rodriguez, J. ( 2012). A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people. UK: Canterbury Christ Church University.