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‘Singing with your baby’: an evaluation of group singing sessions for women admitted to a specialist mother-baby unit

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper reports on the acceptability, experience of participation and the immediate impact on maternal mood state of group singing sessions, introduced as a routine component of a mother-baby unit (MBU) treatment programme. Data was collected from 27 women who participated in the pilot programme. Results showed that implementation of a singing intervention in this setting is positively appraised by women and is associated with positive changes in self-reported mood state from pre- to post-session. Key facilitators and barriers to the success of the programme and directions for future research are discussed.

UOW Authors


  •   Reilly, Nicole
  •   Turner, Gemma (external author)
  •   Taouk, Jamilie (external author)
  •   Austin, Marie-Paule (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • N. Reilly, G. Turner, J. Taouk & M. Austin, "‘Singing with your baby’: an evaluation of group singing sessions for women admitted to a specialist mother-baby unit", Archives of Women's Mental Health 22 1 (2019) 123-127.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85047942006

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 127

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Austria

Abstract


  • This paper reports on the acceptability, experience of participation and the immediate impact on maternal mood state of group singing sessions, introduced as a routine component of a mother-baby unit (MBU) treatment programme. Data was collected from 27 women who participated in the pilot programme. Results showed that implementation of a singing intervention in this setting is positively appraised by women and is associated with positive changes in self-reported mood state from pre- to post-session. Key facilitators and barriers to the success of the programme and directions for future research are discussed.

UOW Authors


  •   Reilly, Nicole
  •   Turner, Gemma (external author)
  •   Taouk, Jamilie (external author)
  •   Austin, Marie-Paule (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • N. Reilly, G. Turner, J. Taouk & M. Austin, "‘Singing with your baby’: an evaluation of group singing sessions for women admitted to a specialist mother-baby unit", Archives of Women's Mental Health 22 1 (2019) 123-127.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85047942006

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 127

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Austria