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PhD Defence by Orii McDermott: The Development and Evaluation of Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS)

PhD Defence by Orii McDermott: The Development and Evaluation of Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS)

This is the first study attempted to develop a psychometrically validated outcome measure from the qualitative data exploring the values of music for people with dementia.

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28.04.2014 kl. 13.30 - 16.30

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PhD Defence by Orii McDermott: The Development and Evaluation of Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS)

Evaluation of music therapy is a complex task. The majority of quantitative music therapy studies in dementia use standardised psychiatric outcome measures to evaluate the impact of music on the reduction of neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, clinically important changes are highly individual and there are concerns that these measures may not portray what matters most to the client. There was a need to develop a clinically relevant and scientifically robust outcome measure incorporating the values and view of people with dementia.

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Examining Committee:
Professor Cathy McKinney (chair), Appalatian State University USA and AAU Professor Dawn Brooker, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies at University of Worcester, U.K.
Professor Christian Gold, Grieg Academy Department of Music, University of Bergen, Norway.

Supervisor:
Professor Martin Orrell

Co-supervisor:
Professor Hanne Mette Ridder

 

The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome!

Arrangør

Department of Communikation and Psychology

Adresse

Auditorium (room 1.104), Krogstræde 3, Aalborg University