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|Author||Paddon H.L., Thomson L.J.M., Menon U., Lanceley A.E., Chatterjee H.J.|
|Title||Mixed methods evaluation of well-being benefits derived from a heritage-in-health intervention with hospital patients|
Paddon H.L., Thomson L.J.M., Menon U., Lanceley A.E., Chatterjee H.J.; Mixed methods evaluation of well-being benefits derived from a heritage-in-health intervention with hospital patients ;Arts and Health vol:6 issue: 1 page:24.0
|Keywords||happiness; material objects; mixed methods; museum object handling; wellbeing
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84896554281&doi=10.1080%2f17533015.2013.800987&partnerID=40&md5=d6d08e833dd57c8fc1fb8610a422a58c
|Abstract||Background: This study sought to determine the effects of a heritage-in-health intervention on well-being. Benefits of arts-in-health interventions are relatively well-documented yet little robust research has been conducted using heritage-in-health interventions, such as those involving museum objects. Methods: Hospital patients (n = 57) participated in semi-structured, 30-40 minute facilitated interview sessions, discussing and handling museum objects comprising selections of six artefacts and specimens loaned from archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections. Well-being measures (Positive Affect Negative Affect Scale, Visual Analogue Scales) evaluated the sessions while inductive and deductive thematic analysis investigated psycho-educational features accounting for changes. Results: Comparison of pre- and post-session quantitative measures showed significant increases in well-being and happiness. Qualitative investigation revealed thinking and meaning-making opportunities for participants engaged with objects. Conclusions: Heritage-in-health sessions enhanced positive mood and social interaction, endorsing the need for provision of well-being-related museum and gallery activities for socially excluded or vulnerable healthcare audiences. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
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