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dc.contributor.authorPylvänäinen, Päivi M.
dc.contributor.authorMuotka, Joona
dc.contributor.authorLappalainen, Raimo
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T08:50:32Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T08:50:32Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationPylvänäinen, P., Muotka, J., & Lappalainen, R. (2015). A dance movement therapy group for depressed adult patients in a psychiatric outpatient clinic: effects of the treatment. <em>Frontiers in Psychology</em>, 6 (July), 980. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00980">doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00980</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_66711
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/46581
dc.description.abstractWe were interested in investigating the effects of dance movement therapy (DMT) in a psychiatric outpatient clinic with patients diagnosed with depression. DMT aims to engage the patients in physical and verbal exploration of their experiences generated in movement based interaction. The assumption was that DMT, which includes both physical engagement as well as emotional and social exploration, would alleviate the mood and psychiatric symptoms. All adult patients (n = 33) included in the study received treatment as usual (TAU). Twenty-one patients participated in a 12-session DMT group intervention, and the remaining 12 patients chose to take TAU only. The majority of the patients suffered from moderate or severe depression, recurrent and/or chronic type. The effects of the interventions were investigated after the intervention, and at 3-month follow-up. Compared to the TAU, adding DMT seemed to improve the effect of the treatment. The effect of the DMT was observable whether the patient was taking antidepressant medication or not. At follow-up, between group effect sizes (ES) were medium in favor for the DMT group (d = 0.60–0.79). In the DMT group, the within ES at the 3 months follow-up varied from 0.62 to 0.82 as compared to TAU 0.15–0.37. The results indicated that DMT is beneficial in the treatment of depressed patients.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Research Foundation
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Psychology
dc.subject.otherdance movement therapy
dc.subject.otherdepression
dc.subject.otherantidepressants
dc.subject.othertreatment outcome
dc.subject.othergroup therapy
dc.subject.otherpsychiatric outpatient clinic
dc.titleA dance movement therapy group for depressed adult patients in a psychiatric outpatient clinic: effects of the treatment
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201508072629
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiainePsykologia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-08-07T06:15:04Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1664-1078
dc.relation.numberinseriesJuly
dc.relation.volume6
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 Pylvänäinen, Muotka and Lappalainen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
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dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00980


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