Handbell activity in a psychiatric day-night care facility : Raising patients' awareness of group participation Aya Tokunaga 1 , Kiyomi Yamashita 1 , Chieko Yamada 1 , Hiroshi Hayakawa 1 , Atsuko Morikawa 2 1Hayakawa Clinic 2Hiroshima College of Rehabilitation Keyword: 精神障害 , 活動 , 集団 , 音楽 , (ハンドベル) , Mental disorders , Activity , Group , Music , Handbell pp.197-202
Published Date 2009/4/15
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 Group consciousness is defined as participants being able to attend to all or some group members during group activities. This study reviewed the effectiveness of group handbell activity, especially as it relates to the evolution of group consciousness of the participants in a psychiatry day-night care facility. The results indicate that at the beginning of the activity, the participants exhibited substantial self-oriented language and behavior. However, as the activity progressed, the participants experienced both feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction, as well as sympathy. Gradually group consciousness arose in the participants. Effectiveness of the handbell group activity can be attributed to the cooperation inherent in the therapy, even though participation is relatively easy. Therefore it is recommended to develop further activities which incorporate these group facets in the future.

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