Research: Art Works Study Findings – Health

Etheridge Woodson, Stephani, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Tamara Underiner, & Hongwei Yang. "Assessing the Impact of Theatre-Making on Individual Behavioral Change: Applied Theatre and Healthy Eating" (working paper, 2017).

George, Daniel R., Clair de Boer, Joel Hammer, Margaret Hopkins, Tonya King, & Michael J. Green. “The Value of Integrating Visual Arts (VIVA): Evaluating the Benefits of Hospital Room Artwork on Inpatient Wellbeing” (working paper, 2017). Also available at JAMA.

Rajan, Kumar, Rekha Rajan., Lydia Manning, & Denis Evans. “Aging Audiences: Association of Live Performance Attendance and Cognitive Decline in a Biracial Sample”. Journal of Aging and Health (in press, 2017). Free pre-print version.

Bashwiner, David M., Christopher J. Wertz, Ranee A Flores, & Rex E. Jung. "Musical Creativity “Revealed” in Brain Structure: Interplay between Motor, Default Mode, and Limbic Networks". Scientific Reports 6 (2016). Pre-print version.

Drake, Jennifer. “Expressive Drawing: Examining the Long-Term Psychological and Psychophysiological Benefits” (working paper, 2016).

Matto, Holly C., Catherine J. Tompkins, Emily S. Ihara, Megumi Inoue, & Ayla Byrd. “Music, Imagery, and Movement:  An Intervention to Improve Mood in Older Adults in Assisted Living: ‘Music is Like a Family Member Sitting Next to You’(working paper, 2016).

Zeisel, John, Michael J. Skrajner, & Gregg J. Gorzelle. “Evaluating the Effects of Meet Me at the Movies on Persons with Dementia” (working paper, 2016).

Kim, Ah-Jeong, & David Boyns. “Joining the Spectrum: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Theatre as an Intervention for Autism Diagnosed Teens” (working paper, 2015).

Matto, Holly C., Catherine J. Tompkins, Emily S. Ihara, Megumi Inoue, & Ayla Byrd. “Results From a Music, Imagery, and Movement Treatment Intervention in a Long-Term Care Facility.” Family in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 96 (2015): 277-283.

Radl, Donna, Joke Bradt, & Maureen Vita. “Effects of Art Therapy on Emotional Distress in Female Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial” (working paper, 2015).

Dileo, Cheryl, Yukiko Mitsudome, & Jin-Hyung Lee. "Effects of Music on Quality of Life across the Lifespan: A Meta-Analysis" (working paper, 2014).

Graham, Carol, Soumya Chattopadhyay, & Jai Roberto Lakhanpal. “Using New Metrics to Assess the Role of the Arts in Well-Being: Some Initial Results from the Economics of Happiness” (working paper, 2014).

Helzer, Jennifer J. "MapGIS – Measuring Art Participation with GIS" (2014).

Jeffri, Joan, Victoria M. Rizzo, & Patricia A. Miller. "ART CART: Saving the Legacy: A Feasibility Study for a National Model of Health Promotion and Wellness among Older Adults" (2014).

Tepper, Steven. "Artful Living... Examining the Relationship between Artistic Practice and Subjective Wellbeing across Three National Surveys" (2014).