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dc.contributor.advisorWiseheart, Melody Sunshine
dc.creatorMatthews, Katherine Gladys
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-05T14:58:52Z
dc.date.available2019-03-05T14:58:52Z
dc.date.copyright2018-12-12
dc.date.issued2019-03-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/35906
dc.description.abstractThe present study explores the effect of visual art training on people with dementia (PWD), utilizing a randomized control trial (RCT) design, with a structured usual activity waitlist control group, in order to investigate the effects of an eight-week visual art training program on PWDs cognition, mood, and behaviour. Cognition was assessed with: The Backward Digit Span, measuring verbal working memory; the Body Part Pointing Test, measuring visuospatial working memory; and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), measuring overall cognitive function. Mood and behaviour were qualitatively assessed based on volunteer-completed observational reports. The results of the study indicate that while cognition is not significantly affected by an eight-week art training program, mood and behaviour are positively impacted.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.titleThe Effect of Art Training on Dementia
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePsychology (Functional Area: Developmental Science)
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2019-03-05T14:58:52Z
dc.subject.keywordsDementia


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