Research

Arts Alliance Evidence Library

Organisation: 
Arts Alliance

The Evidence Library is an online library housing the key research and evaluation documents on the impact of arts-based projects, programmes and interventions within the Criminal Justice System.

It is searchable by arts organisations, evaluation organisations, artforms and many more categories:
Enter the Library and search the sections for the evidence you want.

A Right Old Song & Dance: evaluation

Organisation: 
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A Right Old Song and Dance was an Awards for All funded residency at Dorset County Hospital for a storyteller and musician who worked with patients on Barnes Ward, particularly those with dementia. It was conceived by the Arts in Hospital programme and nursing staff on the ward as a way to enhance the clinical and social wellbeing of patients and staff.

Medicine, Health & the Arts

Organisation: 
University of Bristol; Bournemouth University; Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine

In recent decades, both medical humanities and medical history have emerged as rich and varied sub-disciplines. Medicine, Health and the Arts is a collection of specially commissioned essays designed to bring together different approaches to these complex fields.

While the Music Lasts: on music & dementia

Organisation: 
Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands; University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna; University of Goettingen in Germany

This book on the challenging topic ‘Music and Dementia’, describes recent research into the innovatory practice of ‘Music for Life’, a project managed by Wigmore Hall in London. Through engaging in music as a participatory process, its goal is to make the person behind the dementia visible again. The book explores the interaction between music and dementia through the stories of people who have been working closely together: three musicians, eight women living with dementia, five caregivers, a staff development practitioner, a project coordinator and three scientific observers.

rb&hArts case studies

Organisation: 
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

rb&hArts' case studies take an in-depth look at some recent rb&hArts projects, from initial ideas through to final installations and performances, giving an insight into the aims, context, processes and outcomes of our work.

 

Seabreeze: South London Mental Health Trial

Organisation: 
South London & the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London; Dance United

The partners wanted to test an intervention for young adults aged 18 – 35 living in south London in the early stages of diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar and other mental health conditions. The typical profiles included those who had sought help for psychological problems, with impairment in psychosocial functioning and specific signs and symptoms indicating high risk of bipolar disorder; those with an early diagnosis of schizophrenia, or experiencing psychosis or being treated by their GP for depression/anxiety.

The art of being healthy: a qualitative study to develop a thematic framework for understanding the relationship between health and the arts

Organisation: 
The University of Western Australia; Murdoch University, Western Australia

Objective In recent years the health–arts nexus has received increasing attention; however, the relationship is not well understood and the extent of possible positive, negative and unintended outcomes is unknown.

The Melting Pot: Evaluation

Organisation: 
Sheffield Hallam University, Writers in Prison network, HMP Frankland

A three-year creative writing and mentoring project working at the DSPD Unit, HMP Frankland. The report shows how the project contributed to the overall well-being of men in the Unit and contributed to the rehabilitation programme. Section 2 includes a Replicability Model and the development of performance indicators and an impact tool.

Effects of music listening on adult patients' pre-procedural state anxiety in hospital.

Organisation: 
Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care (a Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute) Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

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The psychoneuroimmunological effects of music: a systematic review and a new model.

Organisation: 
Roehampton University

There has been a growing interest over the past decade into the health benefits of music, in particular examining its psychological and neurological effects. Yet this is the first attempt to systematically review publications on the psychoneuroimmunology of music. Of the selected sixty-three studies published over the past 22 years, a range of effects of music on neurotransmitters, hormones, cytokines, lymphocytes, vital signs and immunoglobulins as well as psychological assessments are cataloged.

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