Artlift Wiltshire: Final Report

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Baker C, Crone D, Dickson T, Loughren E A

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University of Gloucestershire

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These Artlift 8-10 week interventions involve art sessions delivered by artists working with activities such as words/poetry, ceramics, drawing, mosaic and painting. Patients are referred from GP surgeries to the programme for a range of reasons including to reduce stress, anxiety or depression, improve self-esteem or confidence, increase social networks, alleviate symptoms of chronic pain or illness, distract from behaviour related to health issues and improve overall wellbeing.

Patients completed the Warwick Edinburgh Measurement Wellbeing Scale (WEMWEBS) at the beginning and end of the programme – the evaluation showed a statistically significant increase in wellbeing for those that completed the Art Lift programme.
This final report covers the range of GP surgeries involved and includes the questionnaires and GP, stakeholder and artists consent forms.

Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Primary Care

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Loughren, E.A., Dickson, T., Baker, C., &Crone, D. (2015). Artlift Wiltshire: Final Report. UK: University of Gloucestershire.