Think of your art-eries: Arts participation, behavioural cardiovascular risk factors and mental well-being in deprived communities in London

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Renton, A., Phillips, Gemma, Daykin, N, Yu, Ge, Taylor, K and Petticrew, Mark 2012. Think of your art-eries: Arts participation, behavioural cardiovascular risk factors and mental well-being in deprived communities in London. Public Health. 126 (Supp 1), pp. S57-S64.
AuthorsRenton, A., Phillips, Gemma, Daykin, N, Yu, Ge, Taylor, K and Petticrew, Mark
Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the association of participation in arts and cultural activities with
health behaviours and mental well-being in low-income populations in London.
Study design: Cross-sectional, community-based observational study.
Methods: Data were taken from the cross-sectional baseline survey of the Well London
cluster randomized trial, conducted during 2008 in 40 of the most deprived census lower
super output areas in London (selected using the English Indices of Multiple Deprivation).
Multiple imputation was used to account for missing data in the Well London survey.
Descriptive statistics and regression analyses were used to examine the association
between participation in arts and cultural activities and physical activity (meeting target of
five sessions of at least 30 min of moderate-intensity physical activity per week), healthy
eating (meeting target of at least five portions of fruit or vegetables per day) and mental
well-being (Hope Scale score; feeling anxious or depressed).
Results: This study found that levels of arts and cultural engagement in low-income groups
in London are >75%, but this is well below the national average for England. Individuals
who were more socially disadvantaged (unemployed, living in rented social housing, low
educational attainment, low disposable income) were less likely to participate in arts or
cultural activities. Arts participation was strongly associated with healthy eating, physical
activity and positive mental well-being, with no evidence of confounding by socioeconomic
or sociodemographic factors. Neither positive mental well-being nor social
capital appeared to mediate the relationship between arts participation and health
behaviours.
Conclusion: This study suggests that arts and cultural activities are independently associated
with health behaviours and mental well-being. Further qualitative and prospective
intervention studies are needed to elucidate the nature of the relationship between
health behaviours, mental well-being and arts participation. If arts activities are to be
recommended for health improvement, social inequalities in access to arts and cultural activities must be addressed in order to prevent further reinforcement of health
inequalities.

Keywordshealth promotion; art; wellbeing
JournalPublic Health
Journal citation126 (Supp 1), pp. S57-S64
ISSN0033-3506
Year2012
PublisherElsevier
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Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2012.05.025
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Print04 Jul 2012
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Deposited28 Sep 2012
FunderWellcome Trust
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Open Access version paid for from Wellcome Trust grant 083679/Z/07/Z

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