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Co-design of a supportive movement/dance program with Body Brave for individuals affected by eating disorders

Lakhani, Nita and Szkudlarek, Sylvia (2020) Co-design of a supportive movement/dance program with Body Brave for individuals affected by eating disorders. The Journal of Health Design, 5 (3). ISSN 2206-785X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.21853/JHD.2020.115

Abstract

Eating disorders (EDs) are prevalent and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Community-based support services supplement treatment and provide unconventional therapy. Body Brave is a charitable ED support and treatment organization in Hamilton, Ontario, that services affected adults and caregivers. While the literature suggests that movement or dance interventions may provide physical, social and therapeutic benefits for individuals with EDs, Body Brave does not currently offer such a program. OCAD University students co-designed a prototype for a movement/dance program with Body Brave staff. The Holistic Movement Exploration program has potential to transfer to other community-based support services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body image, co-design, dance movement therapy, eating disorder, mental health
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Design for Health
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 15:26
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 07:19
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3178

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