ISBN: 1-84279-118-4

A review of evaluation in community based art for health activity in the UK

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Angus J

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Health Development Agency

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This report reviews 64 arts for health projects across the UK. Projects included 34 in community settings, 13 in community-based health setting, 14 in hospitals and 5 in care settings. The report concludes that while many projects undertook evaluation, they were ‘struggling to find appropriate methods’ and evaluations were frequently ‘inadequate’. A further striking findings was that while projects were addressing health and wellbeing, few had an explicit aim to improve health.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

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APA Citation:

Angus, J. (2002). A review of evaluation in community-based art for health activity in the UK. London: Health Development Agency.