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dc.contributor.authorMala, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorKarkou, Vicky
dc.contributor.authorMeekums, Bonnie
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:40:44Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:40:44Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifierER2792
dc.identifier.citationMala, A., Karkou, V. & Meekums, B. (2012) Dance/Movement Therapy (D/MT) for Depression: A Scoping Review, The Arts in Psychotherapy, vol. 39, , pp. 287-295,
dc.identifier.issn0197-4556
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2012.04.002
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/2792
dc.description.abstractDepression affects 121 million people worldwide (WHO, 2010). The socio-economic repercussions of depression are putting an enormous strain on UK and US governmental health budgets. Regarding treatment interventions, D/MT and other arts therapies are widely practiced around the world as a treatment of choice for depression. Research evidence suggests that exercise has positive effects on mood. Similarly, it has been argued that dance has a positive social-cultural influence on a person's wellbeing. However there are no systematic reviews that support the effectiveness of D/MT for people with a diagnosis of depression. It is therefore important to map the field existing research studies of D/MT for depression. In this paper a scoping review is presented that engaged with an extensive search to best answer the question: is there good quality research evidence available regarding the effectiveness of D/MT and related fields for the treatment of depression? A search strategy was developed to locate publications from electronic databases, websites, arts therapies organizations and associations using specified criteria for including and excluding studies. All studies meeting the inclusion criteria were then evaluated for their quality, using broad criteria of quality such as type of methodology followed, number of participants, relevance of interventions and specific comparisons made and outcome measures. A total of nine studies were found. Six studies followed a randomized controlled trial design, and three adopted a non randomized design. At least one study met most criteria of quality. We concluded that there was a need to undertake a full systematic review of the literature and to follow a Cochrane Review protocol and procedures
dc.format.extent287-295
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofThe Arts in Psychotherapy
dc.titleDance/Movement Therapy (D/MT) for Depression: A Scoping Review
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dc.description.volume39
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dc.description.eprintid2792
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qmu.authorKarkou, Vicky
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