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Health promotion among musicians: Opportunities for health psychology : ROUNDTABLE
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
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2016 (English)In: Behaviour change: making an impact on health and health services : conference abstracts, 2016, 891- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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Roundtable overview abstract Title: Health promotion among musicians: Opportunities for health psychologyPurpose: To explore future directions for research, and application of health psychology to promotion of musicians’ health and well-being Objectives: 1. To propose that musicians’ health is an under-explored area from the perspective of health psychology and that musical performance provides an exciting context for creative and novel research collaborations 2. To summarize and critically assess existing health promotion interventions among musicians from interdisciplinary (health psychology, physiotherapy and education) and cross-cultural (UK, Sweden and Australia) perspectivesRationale: The physical and psychological demands of training and practice required for musicians to perform to a high standard can have deleterious effects on health and well-being, arising mostly from musculoskeletal and performance anxiety issues. This has been demonstrated across a range of musical instruments and cultures. Musicians’ health remains an under-researched topic. In addition, only a few health promotion courses in music colleges have been evaluated to date. Given the development of relevant models and techniques in health psychology, there is scope for pioneering and interdisciplinary research with respect to health promotion among musicians. Musical Impact, an AHRC-funded research project involving all nine UK conservatoires (2013-2017), seeks to enhance the health and well-being of musicians in Britain. It is currently the largest project of its kind worldwide, representing an ambitious attempt to bring health psychology and behaviour change to the realm of the performing arts. Summary: Ann Shoebridge. Rationale for identifying target behaviours: From school age, musicians start experiencing pain or injury from playing their instruments. Risk factors and barriers to healthy playing will be explored via findings from interviews with physiotherapists and music teachers.Naomi Norton. Training the ‘practitioners’ (i.e. music educators) in health promotion: Music students tend to approach their music teachers for health-related advice; a survey among 500 respondents and interviews reflect teachers’ need for health training. Jill Francis. Theoretical and etiological models of performance anxiety: The complex relationship between musculoskeletal issues and stress management, as well as the need for multilevel implementation research will be investigated.Agneta Larsson. A multiple behaviour change intervention for music students: A study protocol and rationale for a web-based intervention will be described.Raluca Matei. Intervention proposals: applying behaviour change techniques to both health- and music practice-related behaviours within the first health course of its kind at the Royal Northern College of Music, investigating the effects of reframing anxiety on performance quality and exploring sitting and standing during practice.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-41770Local ID: cfcb3b63-d680-44be-9ab3-a5b499f55945OAI: diva2:1014743
Conference of the EHPS/DHP "Behaviour Change" : Making an impact on health and health services 23/08/2016 - 27/08/2016

Startdatum: 23/09/2016; Slutdatum: 28/09/2016; Roll: Föreläsare; Typ: Föreläsning / muntligt bidrag

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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