Music and Health Institute Terms
Mental Health; Music Therapy; Recreative Music Methods; Singing a Song; Wellness and Well-Being
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of participation in a grief choir vs. verbal grief group on bereaved persons’ perceived grief, coping, energy, social support and health and to examine the experiences of those participating in both groups. In this mixed-methods study, the results from qualitative phenomenological focus groups were used to explain and interpret the findings of the Randomized Control Trial (RCT). Findings demonstrated that the grief choir may have been as effective as the verbal grief group when impacting the participants’ experience of grief.
DiMaio, Lauren, "The Effects of Participation in a Grief Choir on Perceived Grief, Coping, Energy, Social Support, and Health Among Bereaved Adults: A Mixed Methods Randomized Control Study" (2019). Crossroads of Music and Wellness. 2.