'It's much harder than I thought': facilitating a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease

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Forbes, Melissa and Bartlett, Irene. 2020. "'It's much harder than I thought': facilitating a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease." International Journal of Community Music. 13 (1), pp. 29-47. https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00009_1
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'It's much harder than I thought': facilitating a singing group for people with Parkinson's disease

ERA Journal ID9993
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsForbes, Melissa (Author) and Bartlett, Irene (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Community Music
Journal Citation13 (1), pp. 29-47
Number of Pages19
Year2020
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1752-6299
1752-6302
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00009_1
Web Address (URL)https://intellectdiscover.com/content/journals/10.1386/ijcm_00009_1
Abstract

A university-based, international research project investigating the effects of regular singing group activities for people with Parkinson’s disease provided a unique opportunity to capture the lived experience of three facilitators of Australian-based singing groups. Using a phenomenological approach, data were collected via facilitators’ reflective journals of singing group activities together with their oral reports at a symposium at the conclusion of the larger research project. Data analysis revealed the skills and attributes described by the three facilitators and the challenges they experienced. Results indicate that targeted skills training around a knowledge of voice function and awareness of the physical and emotional challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease could assist facilitators to develop best practice interventions.

Keywordsgroup singing; health and wellbeing; Parkinson’s Disease; facilitators; community music; skills; attributes
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
369999. Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
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Griffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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