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RED NOSES Research Database

Over previous decades, numerous studies have focused on the positive impact of the arts and creative artistic activities on mental health and well-being.

Among these studies, many explore how healthcare clowning, a well-established form of creative and humorous activity, has proven not only to decrease negative feelings such as distress, anxiety and perceived pain; but also increase positive feelings among people going through difficult situations, such as children in hospital and people experiencing forced migration.
RED NOSES has collected literature exploring the impact of healthcare clowning in a research database.

RED NOSES Research Database is the first collection of evidence-based, scientific studies that highlight the impact of healthcare clowning through rigorous research.

The database contains more than 300 articles – and counting! New articles are regularly added to keep the collection up to date with the most recent scientific findings.

The database features a series of filters that are helpful when exploring the articles.

Users can filter according to specific target groups, such as children in hospitals or the older people, or the type of impact healthcare clowning has on different vulnerable groups, such as reducing anxiety and stress, or improving the atmosphere in hospital wards or refugee camps.

Additional filter options allow the exploration of different research methods used for a specific study, either qualitative or quantitative, and the country where the study was conducted.

The Research Database aims to raise awareness among healthcare institutions and policy makers on the proven impact healthcare clowning has on the mental health of people in vulnerable situations.

Curious about the Research Database? You can explore it here.

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