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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Arts in Health: Research

Silvia López Chavez
Artist in Residence, Boston Children's Hospital
Stacey Eckert, MS
Senior Research Assistant, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Ernest Frugé PhD
Director Psychosocial Division, Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers
Carol Herron
Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program Coordinator, Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers
Heather Taylor, PhD
Director for the Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann and Associate Professor, UTHealth
Dana Osterling, MT-BC, NMT
Music Therapy Program, Boston Children's Hospital
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Heather Taylor, Carol Herron, Ernest Frugé: Characterizing Arts in Medicine Performances and the Impact on Audience Engagement and Mood at a Children’s Cancer Center
This study evaluates the impact of Arts in Medicine performances in a pediatric hematology/oncology clinic across four performance types (theater, dance, music, and control). Measures evaluated anxiety, fatigue, mood by parent and patient self-report and ratings of audience affect attention and engagement. Artists' interviews discussing their approach to performances will be discussed.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Dana Osterling, Silvia López Chavez: Measuring Health Outcomes: The Creative Arts Program at Boston Children's Hospital
This session will focus on methods used to collect data and share evidence indicating the positive impact of art and music at a pediatric medical facility in Boston, MA. Presenters will review findings of preliminary quality improvement research (and share evidence from peer-reviewed studies on Music Therapy and health), discuss current protocol for documenting and measuring impact, and lay out a vision for future research in the field.