Systematic review of the impact of arts for health activities on health, wellbeing and quality of life of older people living in care homes.

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Abstract

Care home populations frequently feature older people who often experience poor physical health and cognitive difficulties, along with vulnerability to psychological and social stressors. To date there has been no systematic review which focuses on the impact of arts for health activities to the care home population. Evidence was sourced from several databases and 71 studies were deemed eligible for inclusion in this review. These studies underwent data extraction and quality appraisal and the findings associated with health, wellbeing and quality of life are presented within this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-669
JournalDementia
Volume17
Issue number6
Early online date24 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • older adults
  • arts for health
  • care home
  • systematic review
  • wellbeing
  • quality of life

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