Wellness blankets: effects of textile based art on those with (dis)abilities

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dc.contributor.advisor Durst, Douglas
dc.contributor.author St.Hilaire, Megan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-22T20:18:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-22T20:18:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/7812
dc.description A Practicum Report Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Social Work, University of Regina. iv, 69 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract The research question that guides this research practicum is: does participation in a textile based art group aide in an increase in wellness for those with (dis)abilities? The goal was to research the effects of participation in a textile based art group for those who self-identify as (dis)abled. This study used a qualitative, multiple case study method to interview five textile based art participants and their service providers. I used interviews from the participants and the care providers, field notes, researcher observations, observations from Creative Options Regina staff, and the Wellness Assessment results to obtain data. Each participant attended a nine hour textile based art group facilitated by the researcher. These five participants attended one of two textile based art groups that were facilitated. During each group participants created a nine block tie blanket. The service providers were also invited to attend the textile based art group if the participants wished to have them present, of the five participants four service providers did not attend the groups and one attended the group. Therefore information obtained from service providers was mainly from their observations before and after the participant’s group attendance and from information participants shared with them. Overall, all the participants and their service providers expressed the feeling that participation in a textile based art group resulted in an increase in positive emotions, increased feelings of social inclusion and an increased sense of pride. Additional effects were identified by some but not all of the participants, and some of the service providers; these effects were stress reduction, increased independence, and the rekindling of fine motor skills. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina en_US
dc.subject Art therapy--Case studies en_US
dc.subject People with disabilities en_US
dc.subject Creative Options Regina en_US
dc.title Wellness blankets: effects of textile based art on those with (dis)abilities en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.authorstatus Student en
dc.description.peerreview yes en
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work (MSW) en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work en
thesis.degree.grantor Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina en
thesis.degree.department Faculty of Social Work en
dc.contributor.committeemember Johner, Randy

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