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Participatory community-based arts for older people living with dementia in the community: how are they evaluated? A scoping review


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Bazooband, A, Courtney-Pratt, H ORCID: 0000-0002-6812-3360 and Doherty, K ORCID: 0000-0002-0122-0123 2021 , 'Participatory community-based arts for older people living with dementia in the community: how are they evaluated? A scoping review' , Geriatric Care, vol. 7, no. 1 , pp. 1-9 , doi: 10.4081/gc.2021.9470.

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Although the interests in participative arts for people living with a dementia has increased over the last decade, what is yet to be reviewed is how participatory community- based arts activities for this group of people are evaluated. The overall aim of the following scoping review is to understand the scope of measurement/evaluation methods/approaches used in studies that recruited participants with dementia from the community (not from health/clinical or residential aged care settings or nursing homes) and delivered community-based participatory arts activities/programs (not art therapy programs) to them. The methodological framework by Arksey and O’Malley (2005) for undertaking a scoping review article was applied to this study. Collation, summarizing and reporting the results was carried out considering the research questions. 7 articles met inclusion/exclusion criteria published from 2013 to 2020. The type of arts activities included co-designs and co-creation of various types of arts (n=1), museum visiting and art-making activities (n=4), artistic education-based program (n=1), group singing (n=1). This scoping review shed light on the paucity of research in which older people living with dementia were recruited from the community (not healthcare/clinical settings) to participate in participatory community- based art activities. Also, the results revealed that evaluation of participatory community-based arts activities for older people living with dementia in the community should include methods/techniques to get a deeper insight into the participants’ values and perspectives and the social interaction benefits of such programs.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bazooband, A and Courtney-Pratt, H and Doherty, K
Keywords: dementia, arts, community
Journal or Publication Title: Geriatric Care
Publisher: Pagepress
ISSN: 2465-1109
DOI / ID Number: 10.4081/gc.2021.9470
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Copyright 2021 the Author(s). Licensed under a CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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