The acceptability, effectiveness and gender responsiveness of participatory arts interventions in promoting mental health and Wellbeing: a systematic review
Shane O'Donnell, Maria Lohan, John L Oliffe, David Grant, Karen Galway
ARTS & HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021
Background:This mixed methods review synthesizes the evidence of acceptability, effectiveness and gender-responsiveness of participatory arts interventions (PAIs) in promoting mental health and wellbeing among adults. Methods: The search was restricted to empirical studies of PAIs that reported on outcomes relating to common mental health problems and wellbeing among adults aged ≥18 years old. The mixed methods appraisal tool was used for quality appraisal. A narrative synthesis was conducted. Results:Thirty-two studies were included (1,058 participants). Typical PAI features are discussed. The evidence for effectiveness is limited by methodological issues. PAIs are perceived to benefit ment..View full abstract
Awarded by Horizon 2020
This work was supported by the Horizon 2020 .