Journal article

How Singing can Help People With Dementia and Their Family Care-Partners: A Mixed Studies Systematic Review With Narrative Synthesis, Thematic Synthesis, and Meta-Integration

Zara Thompson, Felicity A Baker, Jeanette Tamplin, Imogen N Clark

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Recent research on the efficacy of music-based interventions for people with dementia have focused on specific outcomes and methods, and singing has been noted as a particularly beneficial activity. However, due to heterogeneity of research methods, there is a need to synthesise the findings of both quantitative and qualitative research in order to better understand both the impact and potential mechanisms of singing for people in this population. Method: This systematic review included quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods studies, and analysed these using a systematic mixed-studies synthesis (with a results-based convergent approach). Quantitative and qualitative data wer..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council-Australian Research Council Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

ZT was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend and RTP Fee-Offset Scholarship through the University of Melbourne. JT was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council-Australian Research Council Grant (1106603).