Eha Rüütel

Eha Rüütel
Tallinn University | TLU · School of Natural Sciences and Health

PhD (psychology)

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ABSTRACT This afticle centres on the practice of Estonian folk culture by Estonian refugees (from WWll until today) to investigate the role of folk dance groups in the preservation and strengthening of the national identity. Thus the origins and developments of refugee folk dance groups are researched in connection with how Estonian national identi...
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This project report describes policy, practice and theory related to a cross-sectoral international project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. STAL- WARTS– Sustaining Teachers and Learners with the Arts: Relational Health in Euro- pean Schools–aimed to promote relational health in schools through engagement with the arts. The projec...
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Research background. The causes of fibromyalgia (FM) are unclear and diagnosing FM is complicated, which limits treatment options, and no treatment to date has proven fully effective in alleviating its symptoms. In current studies, where art therapy has been applied in the case of FM, art therapy has been part of a multidisciplinary intervention. T...
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Qualitative research was carried out to examine the first experiences of the implementation of art therapy in Estonian schools. The aim was to ascertain the facets of the activities of the school art therapists and the potential of art therapy in the work of a school’s support team. Within the framework of the research, art therapists and managemen...
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This research focuses on the personal well-being of basic school students and on the school environment factors affecting it. The authors were also interested to know whether there are any differences between two age groups (6th grade and 9th grade) in the perception of the school environment and school relations. The research included 934 students...
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Vibroacoustic (VA) treatment was applied to patients with chronic spinal cord and brain injuries during rehabilitation. The study aimed to ascertain the suitability of short-term VA treatment for supporting a decrease in spasticity and pain and an improvement in health condition in the rehabilitation programme for patients with spinal cord and brai...
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The aim of this comparative research was to map the emergence of folk dance groups, and to assess the role of folk dance in preserving Estonianism among Estonians in exile. For Estonians, their national format became the politically correct form of self-expression. For long decades this form, comprising folk costumes, songs and dance festivals in a...
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This article is a part of a wider research on Estonian folk dance, aiming to map the emergence of folk dance groups and to study the practices and role of folk dance among the Estonian diaspora. The article sets out to explore incentives contributing to intergenerational transmission of Estonian folk dance tradition. 54 interviews (21 men and 33 wo...
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The focus of this article is to analyse what associations are related with school's creative lessons (music, art, craft, physical education) and how should teachers interpret those associations. In addition there is a comparison across all creative lessons about the feeling which is felt by pupils before entering the lesson (response alternatives:...
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Vibroacoustic therapy is a treatment method based on the combined effects of music and low frequency sound vibration. The aim of this study was to find out about possible differences between the effects of music alone and vibroacoustic therapy on healthy people. The study was carried out in two series of trials performed according to a repeated mea...
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The current article is based on the research carried out among expatriate Estonians living in Germany. The aim of the research was to obtain an general understanding of the evolution and development of Estonian folk dance groups and the inception of these groups in the Federal Republic of Germany after the Second World War. The first target group w...
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A qualitative approach was used to study the therapeutic intervention based on vibroacoustic therapy (treatment method based on the combined effect of music and low frequency sound vibrations), to which other methods (mood assessment, drawing) had been added according to the therapy plan. The participants were ten girls aged 15-18 with heightened a...
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It is believed that music has been used to treat people since the Palaeolithic Period. In the time when illnesses were attributed to supernatural phenomena, the instruments of making sound where used to create connection with magic powers. When people learned to give rational explanations to illnesses, they began to consider the effect of music as...
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The study investigated body image in young adults from two countries with different histories of media exposure. Questionnaires assessing body dissatisfaction, dieting, disordered eating, leisure pursuits, and media exposure were administered to 394 Australian university students and 415 Estonian university students. Although there were large gende...

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