An investigation into the effectiveness of the arts therapies (art therapy, dramatherapy, music therapy, dance movement therapy) by measuring symptomatic and significant life change for people between the ages of 16-65 with continuing mental health problems

Odell-Miller, Helen and Westacott, Mark and Hughes, Philip and Mortlock, Debbra and Binks, Claire (2001) An investigation into the effectiveness of the arts therapies (art therapy, dramatherapy, music therapy, dance movement therapy) by measuring symptomatic and significant life change for people between the ages of 16-65 with continuing mental health problems. Project Report. Anglia Polytechnic University and Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

Arts Therapies treatments offer patients therapy primarily through non-verbal means i.e. art forms such as music, art, drama or dance movement. They are particularly effective where normal communication is absent or has broken down. This study was a randomised control design with four separate questionnaires to measure their effectiveness. The numerical results were not conclusive, owing to high variability and small sample size, but the qualitative data reveal interesting facets of the process, for example that the therapist and patients perceptions of the treatment coincide in all treatment cases.

Item Type: Research Report or Working Paper (Project Report)
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 08:58
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 16:21
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/293269

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