Title

Effects of Art and Music Therapy on Depression and Cognitive Function of the Elderly

Journal

Technology and Health Care

Year

2014

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

453

Last Page

8

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine effects of art and music therapy on depression and cognitive function of the elderly. This was one group pre-test, post-test design. Data were collected from January to March, 2013, from 94 elderly. The results were collected as followers: 1. Art therapy was revealed a statistical significant difference between before and after treatment on the depression of participants. 2. Music therapy was revealed a statistical significant at previous and after treatment on the depression of participants. 3. Treatment according to the severity of depression than the music therapy and art therapy were examined statistically significantly lower. This study will be provided basic information in order to develop program for success healthy life of elderly.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Cognitive Abilities; Depression; Depressive Disorder; Elderly; Mental Health; Mood Disorders; Mood Scales; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Recorded Music Listening; Self-Report Measures

Indexed Terms

Elderly; Elderly; Art Therapy; Cognition Disorders; Depression; Quality of Life; Art and music therapy; cognitive function; depression

Study Type

Phenomenological Study; Qualitative Methods

Disciplines

Psychiatric and Mental Health

PubMed ID

24704654

Document Type

Article

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