The proposed study aims are two-fold. First, the study measures the effectiveness of a choir on health and well-being and, second, the cost-effectiveness in terms of quality adjusted life years (QALYs) per assessed program costs and persons served is considered.
The benefits of involvement with the choir may include fewer falls, greater mobility, less anxiety, greater cognitive engagement, better attention and executive function, memory, and overall greater well-being.
Another study, published in Psychology of Music in 2013, indicates that choir singing provides social and mental health benefits. The findings seem to be consistent with the aims of the aforementioned study.
Praise Hymn Fashions is honored to partner with many community choirs, providing an opportunity for social impact and greater well-being.
Dingle, G. A., Brander, C., Ballantyne, J., & Baker, F. A. (2013). ‘To be heard’: The social and mental health benefits of choir singing for disadvantaged adults. Psychology of Music, 41(4), 405-421. doi:10.1177/0305735611430081
Johnson, J. K., Nápoles, A. M., Stewart, A. L., Max, W. B., Santoyo-Olsson, J., Freyre, R., . . . Gregorich, S. E. (2015). Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial of the Community of Voices choir intervention to promote the health and well-being of diverse older adults. BMC Public Health, 15(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2395-9