Museum object handling: a health promoting community-based activity for dementia care
Camic, P., Hulbert, S. and Kimmel, J. 2017. Museum object handling: a health promoting community-based activity for dementia care. Journal of Health Psychology.
|Authors||Camic, P., Hulbert, S. and Kimmel, J.|
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.
|Keywords||dementia care, health promotion, wellbeing, museums, object handling, public health|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/1359105316685899|
|05 Jan 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||14 Dec 2016|
|Accepted||28 Nov 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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