Appreciation of art and beauty

Arts participation, consumption and production is linked to higher well-being[5][6][7][12]. Artistic practice is associated with higher levels of life satisfaction, a more positive self-image, less anxiety about change, a more tolerant and open approach to diverse others[8]. Participation in receptive and creative cultural activities is associated with good health, good satisfaction with life, low anxiety and depression[11]. Art forms such as visual and performing arts, music etc. has been shown to decrease anxiety[1][9]. Music therapy is effective in decreasing tension and reducing stress[3][2]. Participatory arts projects have been observed to make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of local communities[10]. The use of art and music reduces hospital stays[4]. The use of art in healing processes is linked to improved medical outcomes and reduced depression[5].

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I am exposed to some form of art atleast 2 hours a week.
I have (or have access to) objects or places of beauty.
I participate in a creative activity atleast once a month.
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      • [1] Mettner J. Creative medicine: hospitals in the Twin Cities are turning to the arts to help heal the body and spirit. Minn Med 2005;88(7):5–6
      • [2] Effects of relaxation and music therapy on patients in a coronary care unit with presumptive acute myocardial infarction. Guzzetta CE Heart Lung. 1989 Nov; 18(6):609-16.
      • [3] A pilot study into the therapeutic effects of music therapy at a cancer help center. Burns SJ, Harbuz MS, Hucklebridge F, Bunt L Altern. Ther Health Med. 2001 Jan; 7(1):48-56.
      • [4] Healing the heart: integrating complementary therapies and healing practices into the care of cardiovascular patients. Kreitzer MJ, Snyder M. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2002 Spring; 17(2):73-80.
      • [5] Stuckey HL, Nobel J. The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature. American Journal of Public Health. 2010;100(2):254-263. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.156497. View
      • [6] How a Nation Engages with Art: Highlights from the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) View
      • [7] Carol Graham, Soumya Chattopadhyay, & Jai Roberto Lakhanpal. Using New Metrics to Assess the Role of the Arts in Well-Being: Some Initial Results from the Economics of Happiness. View
      • [8] Tepper, S.J. (2014). Artful Living: Examining the Relationship between Artistic Practice and Subjective Wellbeing Across Three National Surveys. View
      • [9] Staricoff, Rosalia Lelchuk & Duncan, Jane P & Wright, Melissa & Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (2002). A study of the effects of visual and performing arts in health care. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
      • [10] Promoting well-being through creativity: how arts and public health can learn from each other.” Marsaili Cameron, Nikki Crane, Richard Ings and Karen Taylor Perspectives in Public Health 2013 133: 52.
      • [11] Patterns of receptive and creative cultural activities and their association with perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life among adults: the HUNT study, Norway. K. Cuypers, S. Krokstad, T. L. Holmen, M. S. Knudtsen, L. O. Bygren, J. Holmen. J Epidemiol Community Health 2012;66:698-703 Published Online First: 23 May 2011 doi:10.1136/jech.2010.113571 View
      • [12] Davies, C., Knuiman, M., Rosenberg, M. 2016, 'The art of being mentally health: a study to quantify the relationship between recreational arts engagement and mental well-being in the general population', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16, 1, pp. 1-10 View
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