Arts Observational Scale

The Arts Observational Scale (ArtsObS) is a tool developed by CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Royal College of Music.

ArtsObS is a tool for the evaluation of performing arts activities in healthcare settings. It is a non-invasive way of assessing the effect of the arts; completed by an observer without patients knowing they are being evaluated. This makes it appropriate for a number of sensitive situations, such as hospital wards. The manual is available here and the template document for recording data here

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