Crochet Health Survey – Press Release (Please Share!)

by Kathryn on June 20, 2014 · 22 comments

in Crochet Health

For Immediate Release

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A new crochet health survey has been launched to study how crochet heals people. This is a 27-question survey (mostly multiple choice) designed to gather detailed information about the physical and mental health issues that are helped through crochet work and to what degree the craft is helpful. The survey is produced by Kathryn Vercillo, an expert in the topic of healing through crochet.

Kathryn Vercillo is the author of Crochet Saved My Life, a book about the craft’s health benefits. In the book she shares her own story of crocheting to heal from chronic depression. She also interviews two dozen other women who share their stories of hooking to heal. In addition, she aggregates the available research into crafting to heal.

Several formal studies have been conducted that show crochet to be healing. The new study is designed to add to the available information on this topic. One unique thing about it is that the study focuses specifically on crochet as opposed to lumping it in with other crafts. Another unique feature is that it goes beyond asking the question “does crochet help?” (because we know that it does) and explores how it helps, to what extent and for what symptoms.

Kathryn Vercillo will do an in-depth analysis of the results of this study. She will use that information to publish a full report on the health benefits of crafting. She will also use the information in future publications and it will serve as the foundation for continued research into this important topic.

A survey like this has the potential to lead to a number of benefits including:

  • Credibility to get crochet into more settings including hospitals, recovery centers, in-patient therapy groups, prisons and schools
  • Information that can be given to doctors and therapists to help them understand how crochet can heal
  • Help for individuals who want to learn how crochet can help them heal
  • Lays the groundwork for additional research opportunities into the topic

You can help support the craft of crochet by contributing your response to this new survey. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/crochetsaveslives.

You are welcome to publish this press release in full or in part as long as it references Kathryn Vercillo and links directly to the survey. Queries can be directed to Kathryn Vercillo, who can be reached through her blog, Crochet Concupiscence, or via email at kathryn.vercillo (on gmail).

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8 comments
FrancoiseHolaind
FrancoiseHolaind

je suis tout a fait d accord le crochet apporte beaucoup non seulement la créativiter mais en plus une plénitude ''calme et détente et des moments que l ont peu partager en groupe et ou il y a dialogue sa ne peu etre que bénéfique a tous c superrr

RecycleCindy
RecycleCindy

I love that you are studying the benefits and healthful ways crocheting can help a person. I have found crocheting to be very useful in dealing with cancer and going through chemo treatments. I just took the survey and wish you best wishes on your studies of this.

Natalia Kononova
Natalia Kononova

I posted it in my crochet groups on Facebook and Google+. Hopefully people respond. :) But summer is a dead time for this kind of activity. Good luck with your work!

West Coast Leslie
West Coast Leslie

Thanks so much for this. I took the survey and will be sharing it on my blog!

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderator

@RecycleCindy Thanks for participating. I am so glad to hear that you've found crochet to be helpful during chemo treatment. I can definitely understand why!

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