Dementia and Imagination: a mixed-methods protocol for arts and science research.

Show simple item record Windle, Gill Newman, Andrew Burholt, Vanessa Woods, Bob O'Brien, Dave Baber, Michael Hounsome, Barry Parkinson, Clive Tischler, Victoria 2020-12-09T03:25:19Z 2020-12-09T03:25:19Z 2016-11-2
dc.identifier.citation BMJ open 6(11):e011634 02 Nov 2016
dc.identifier.issn 2044-6055
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION:Dementia and Imagination is a multidisciplinary research collaboration bringing together arts and science to address current evidence limitations around the benefits of visual art activities in dementia care. The research questions ask: Can art improve quality of life and well-being? If it does make a difference, how does it do this-and why? Does it have wider social and community benefits? METHODS AND ANALYSIS:This mixed-methods study recruits participants from residential care homes, National Health Service (NHS) wards and communities in England and Wales. A visual art intervention is developed and delivered as 1×2-hour weekly group session for 3 months in care and community settings to N=100 people living with dementia. Quantitative and qualitative data are collected at 3 time points to examine the impact on their quality of life, and the perceptions of those who care for them (N=100 family and professional carers). Repeated-measures systematic observations of well-being are obtained during the intervention (intervention vs control condition). The health economics component conducts a social return on investment evaluation of the intervention. Qualitative data are collected at 3 time points (n=35 carers/staff and n=35 people living with dementia) to explore changes in social connectedness. Self-reported outcomes of the intervention delivery are obtained (n=100). Focus groups with intervention participants (n=40) explore perceptions of impact. Social network analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from arts and healthcare professionals (N=100) examines changes in perceptions and practice. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION:The study is approved by North Wales Research Ethics Committee-West. A range of activities will share the research findings, including international and national academic conferences, quarterly newsletters and the project website. Public engagement projects will target a broad range of stakeholders. Policy and practice summaries will be developed. The visual art intervention protocol will be developed as a freely available practitioners guide.
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dc.language eng
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dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Dementia
dc.subject Art Therapy
dc.subject Focus Groups
dc.subject Imagination
dc.subject Qualitative Research
dc.subject Research Design
dc.subject Quality of Life
dc.subject Cost-Benefit Analysis
dc.subject England
dc.subject Wales
dc.subject Interviews as Topic
dc.subject Social Networking
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Medicine, General & Internal
dc.subject General & Internal Medicine
dc.subject OLDER-PEOPLE
dc.subject THERAPY
dc.subject PROGRAM
dc.subject IMPACT
dc.subject SCALE
dc.subject CARE
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject Population & Society
dc.subject Health Services Research
dc.subject Clinical Research
dc.subject Mental Health
dc.subject Behavioral and Social Science
dc.subject Health Services
dc.subject Neurological
dc.subject Generic Health Relevance
dc.subject 7.1 Individual care needs
dc.subject 8.1 Organisation and delivery of services
dc.subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
dc.title Dementia and Imagination: a mixed-methods protocol for arts and science research.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011634
pubs.issue 11
pubs.begin-page e011634
pubs.volume 6 2020-11-11T20:33:36Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype protocol
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 795971
dc.identifier.eissn 2044-6055
pubs.number ARTN e011634 2016-11-2

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