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dc.contributor.authorIrons, J. Yoon
dc.contributor.authorHancox, Grenville
dc.contributor.authorVella-Burrows, Trish
dc.contributor.authorHan, E-Y
dc.contributor.authorChong, H-J
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, David
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Donald E
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T16:36:14Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T16:36:14Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-05
dc.identifier.citationIrons, Y., Hancox, G., Vella-Burrows, T., Han, E., Chong., H., Sheffield, D., and Stewart, D.E. (2020). 'Group singing improves quality of life for people with Parkinson’s: an international study'. Aging & Mental Health, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1720599en_US
dc.identifier.issn13607863
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2020.1720599
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624465
dc.description.abstractGroup singing has been reported to enhance quality of life (QoL) and mental health in older people. This paper explored whether there are differences in the effects of group singing intervention on people with Parkinson’s (PwPs) in Australia, UK and South Korea. The study included PwPs (N = 95; mean age = 70.26; male 45%) who participated in a standardised 6-month weekly group singing programme. Parkinson’s health-related QoL measure (PDQ39) and mental health assessment (DASS) were administered at baseline and follow-up. ANOVAs were performed with significance set as p < .05. ANOVAs revealed main effects of Time on the Stigma and Social Support subscales of PDQ39; both showed a small but significant improvement over time. However, the social support reduction was moderated by country; social support was improved only in South Korean participants. The reduction in stigma was greater than previously reported minimal clinically important differences, as was the social support reduction in South Korean participants. In terms of mental health, ANOVAs revealed that the scores of Anxiety and Stress domains of DASS significantly decreased from pre-test to post-test with small effect sizes. This first international singing study with PwPs demonstrated that group singing can reduce stigma, anxiety and stress and enhance social support in older adults living with Parkinson’s. The findings are encouraging and warrant further research using more robust designs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipQueensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health in the UK; Ewah Woman’s University Music Therapy Wellness clinic in South Koreaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13607863.2020.1720599?scroll=top&needAccess=trueen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectGroup singingen_US
dc.subjectParkinson’s diseaseen_US
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectmental Healthen_US
dc.titleGroup singing improves quality of life for people with Parkinson’s: an international studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn13646915
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSing to Beat Parkinson's, Cantata Canterbury Trusten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCanterbury Christ Church University, Kenten_US
dc.contributor.departmentEWHA Women's University, Seoul, South Koreaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGriffith University, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.journalAging and Mental Healthen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-01-19
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-06T16:36:15Z
dc.author.detail786222en_US


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