A1 Journal article (refereed)
Dance movement therapy for depressed clients : Profiles of the level and changes in depression (2021)


Kella, K., Hyvönen, K., Pylvänäinen, P., & Muotka, J. (2021). Dance movement therapy for depressed clients : Profiles of the level and changes in depression. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/17432979.2021.1927188


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kella, Kaisa; Hyvönen, Katriina; Pylvänäinen, Päivi; Muotka, Joona

Journal or series: Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice

ISSN: 1743-2979

eISSN: 1743-2987

Publication year: 2021

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17432979.2021.1927188

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/76346


Abstract

This research identified participant profiles in level and changes in depression among working age (18–64 years old) clients (N = 137) diagnosed with depression, who participated in a 20-session dance movement therapy (DMT) intervention. Using Latent Profile Analysis Mild, sharply reducing depression (9%), Mild, reducing depression (58%) and Severe, reducing depression (33%) profiles were established, using Beck Depression Inventory scores gathered at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and follow-up points. At the pre-intervention point, being in full-time work was related to the Mild, sharply reducing depression profile. Being on a disability pension, having a history of one`s own or a close person`s substance abuse, a more fearful attachment style, and deficiencies in mindfulness skills were related to the Severe, reducing depression profile. All participants benefited from the short-term DMT intervention, which may offer a good outcome for patients with less complex depression, whereas those with more complicated symptomology may require longer treatment.


Keywords: movement therapy; dance therapy; depression (mental disorders); mindfulness

Free keywords: dance movement therapy; depression; participant profiles; attachment style; mindfulness


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