A Multi-centre Randomized Control Group Trial on the Use of Art Therapy for Older People with Dementia

Rusted, J.; Sheppard, Linda and Waller, Diane E.. 2006. A Multi-centre Randomized Control Group Trial on the Use of Art Therapy for Older People with Dementia. Group Analysis, 39(4), pp. 517-536. ISSN 0533-3164 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The principal aim of this study is to evaluate the immediate and long-term effects of art therapy for older people with dementia, specifically to test the premise that participation in art therapy groups effects significant positive changes in mood and cognition both immediately within sessions and later outside the sessions to impact behaviour in the day care/residential care setting. The broader aim is to provide an evidence-based evaluation about the use of art therapy for older people with dementia. In order to isolate the impact of art therapy we compared art therapy groups with activity groups that do not have emotional expression as a central purpose.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0533316406071447

Keywords:

dementia, randomized control trial, art therapy, groups, older people

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)

Dates:

DateEvent
2006UNSPECIFIED

Item ID:

2375

Date Deposited:

30 Oct 2009 11:14

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:52

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2375

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