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Title: Exploring self-concept, wellbeing and distress in therapeutic songwriting participants following acquired brain injury: A case series analysis.
Austin Authors: Roddy, Chantal;Rickard, Nikki;Tamplin, Jeanette ;Lee, Young-Eun C;Baker, Felicity A
Affiliation: School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Health, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Date: 2018-03-21
Publication information: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 2020: 30(2): 166-186
Abstract: Acquired brain injury (ABI) presents a significant threat to sense of self and necessitates a complex process of psychosocial adjustment. Self-concept changes remain understudied in the early stages of inpatient rehabilitation. The aim of the current study was to examine changes in self-concept, distress, wellbeing and functional skills for five inpatients undertaking a music therapy intervention within a subacute rehabilitation centre in Victoria, Australia. Participants completed a six-week, 12-session therapeutic songwriting programme to produce past-, current- and future-self-focused songs. A range of self-concept, subjective wellbeing and distress measures were completed pre-, mid- and post-intervention. A descriptive case series approach was applied to determine trends in pre-post scores for five individual cases. Participants showing the greatest gains across self-concept and subjective wellbeing indices also showed the greatest functional gains on the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) from admission to discharge. The current study highlights the importance of examining early changes in self-concept, wellbeing and distress in subacute rehabilitation, and suggests that individualised songwriting programmes warrant further research attention in neurological populations.
DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2018.1448288
ORCID: 0000-0001-5220-9226
Journal: Neuropsychological rehabilitation
PubMed URL: 29560784
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Brain injury
Music therapy
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