'It's much harder than I thought': facilitating a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease

Forbes, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2528-9763 and Bartlett, Irene (2020) 'It's much harder than I thought': facilitating a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Community Music, 13 (1). pp. 29-47. ISSN 1752-6299

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A university-based, international research project investigating the effects of regular singing group activities for people with Parkinson’s disease provided a unique opportunity to capture the lived experience of three facilitators of Australian-based singing groups. Using a phenomenological approach, data were collected via facilitators’ reflective journals of singing group activities together with their oral reports at a symposium at the conclusion of the larger research project. Data analysis revealed the skills and attributes described by the three facilitators and the challenges they experienced. Results indicate that targeted skills training around a knowledge of voice function and awareness of the physical and emotional challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease could assist facilitators to develop best practice interventions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 06:48
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: group singing; health and wellbeing; Parkinson’s Disease; facilitators; community music; skills; attributes
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00009_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36918

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