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dc.contributor.authorPentikäinen, Emmi
dc.contributor.authorPitkäniemi, Anni
dc.contributor.authorSiponkoski, Sini-Tuuli
dc.contributor.authorJansson, Maarit
dc.contributor.authorLouhivuori, Jukka
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Julene K.
dc.contributor.authorPaajanen, Teemu
dc.contributor.authorSärkämö, Teppo
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-22T12:14:17Z
dc.date.available2021-02-22T12:14:17Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationPentikäinen, Emmi; Pitkäniemi, Anni; Siponkoski, Sini-Tuuli; Jansson, Maarit; Louhivuori, Jukka; Johnson, Julene K.; Paajanen, Teemu; Särkämö, Teppo (2021). Beneficial effects of choir singing on cognition and well-being of older adults : Evidence from a cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 16 (2), e0245666. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245666
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_51567368
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74336
dc.description.abstractBackground and objectives: Choir singing has been associated with better mood and quality of life (QOL) in healthy older adults, but little is known about its potential cognitive benefits in aging. In this study, our aim was to compare the subjective (self-reported) and objective (test-based) cognitive functioning of senior choir singers and matched control subjects, coupled with assessment of mood, QOL, and social functioning. Research design and methods: We performed a cross-sectional questionnaire study in 162 healthy older (age ≥ 60 years) adults (106 choir singers, 56 controls), including measures of cognition, mood, social engagement, QOL, and role of music in daily life. The choir singers were divided to low (1-10 years, N = 58) and high (>10 years, N = 48) activity groups based on years of choir singing experience throughout their life span. A subcohort of 74 participants (39 choir singers, 35 controls) were assessed also with a neuropsychological testing battery. Results: In the neuropsychological testing, choir singers performed better than controls on the verbal flexibility domain of executive function, but not on other cognitive domains. In questionnaires, high activity choir singers showed better social integration than controls and low activity choir singers. In contrast, low activity choir singers had better general health than controls and high activity choir singers. Discussion and implications: In healthy older adults, regular choir singing is associated with better verbal flexibility. Long-standing choir activity is linked to better social engagement and more recently commenced choir activity to better general health.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS ONE
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.titleBeneficial effects of choir singing on cognition and well-being of older adults : Evidence from a cross-sectional study
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202102221728
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1932-6203
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume16
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 the Authors
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dc.subject.ysokuorolaulu
dc.subject.ysoikääntyneet
dc.subject.ysomusiikin harrastaminen
dc.subject.ysoterveyshyödyt
dc.subject.ysohenkinen hyvinvointi
dc.subject.ysokognitiiviset taidot
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27481
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2433
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p30071
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p25168
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1946
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24920
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0245666
jyx.fundinginformationTS Academy of Finland: grants 299044, 305264, 306625 https://www.aka.fi/en/ European Research Council: grant 803466 https://erc.europa.eu/


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