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Although the benefits of arts & cultural activities on the general public have been identified in prior research, musicians, as well as other artists, often find themselves distanced from tangible benefits (e.g. stress reduction, increased socialization, increased coping skills, increased happiness & well-being). Artists as both producers and consumers of art have been under-researched and under-served regarding their healthcare needs and access. Therefore, we hypothesize that musical artists suffer from health issues, due to barriers to accessing needed care. This project takes a mixed method approach, with its quantitative component being survey research and its qualitative component based on the focus group approach. The Andersen Behavioral Model of health services utilization is the conceptual framework guiding the project.
Public health; Health disparities; Musician health; Musicians health; Performance; Mixed methods; Anderson model
Fine Arts | Music | Public Health
James, Kimberly and Shen, Jay J., "Addressing Health Disparities Among Musicians in Southern Nevada" (2022). Creative Collaborations. 17.
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