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Call for any unpublished studies or data for a systematic review and meta analysis on the impact of group-based arts interventions on the health and wellbeing of older adults
Dear Colleagues,

 We are conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis on the impact of group-based arts interventions on the health and wellbeing of older adults (PROSPERO ID: CRD42020176701). We are currently looking for any unpublished studies or data, including doctoral dissertations, masters theses, conference presentations, to add to our review and analyses.

  Studies are eligible for inclusion if they:

    1) Sampled individuals over the age of 55.
    2) Used a randomised controlled design or a quasi-experimental design.
    3) Used an arts intervention that involves a single or multiple art forms (e.g. visual arts, music, drama, dance, spoken word) and/or cultural activities (e.g. museum or gallery visits).
    4) Included at least one of the following outcomes: self-reported physical health, depression, anxiety, quality of life, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning (e.g. MOCA, MMSE), social connection and loneliness.

 

Exclusion criteria

    1) More than 25% of participants have a dementia diagnosis
    2) The arts intervention is not group-based

 

If you have unpublished papers or data that you believe meets our criteria, please email Elizabeth Quinn (e.a.quinn@qmul.ac.uk) at your earliest convenience

 

We would like to receive responses by Friday August 14th 2020.

Thank you in advance!

Elizabeth Quinn, Emma Windle, and Dr Janelle Jones

Queen Mary University of London
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