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, S. and Whitfield, L. 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 and Health. 9 (3), pp. 351-366. https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah.9.3.351_1
|Authors||Price, S. and Whitfield, L.|
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.
|Keywords||Singing for health; arts and health; commissioning; participant preference; wellbeing; self-funding|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Arts and Health|
|Journal citation||9 (3), pp. 351-366|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah.9.3.351_1|
|01 Nov 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||07 Nov 2018|
|Accepted||10 Oct 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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