First-of-its-kind study finds music therapy lowers anxiety during surgical breast biopsies
(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) A first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds that music therapy lessened anxiety for women undergoing surgical breast biopsies for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The two-year study out of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center involved 207 patients.
“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” — Macklemore Much research over the years has centered on the potential, perceived and realized benefits of music. In fact, the area of study has blossomed, growing from the preliminary findings of earlier studies to recent ones that built upon them. What’s exciting is the widespread and diverse benefits that music offers to everyone, young, old and in-between. Musical training gives babies’ brains a boost. Even before babies can walk or talk, they can benef...
Condition: Cancer Interventions: Other: Music therapy; Drug: Midazolam Sponsor: Indonesia University Completed - verified August 2017
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the effects of progressive muscle relaxation training (PMRT) combined with fifive elements music therapy of Chinese medicine (CM) for improving anxiety and depression of cancer patients.MethodsFrom June 2015 to March 2016, 60 cancer patients were included into the study. The patients were randomly assigned to a control group and a treatment group by envelope randomization, receiving PMRT and PMRT plus CM five elements music therapy, respectively, for 8 weeks. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Benefit Finding Scales (BFS), Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual (...
Music therapy ’s capacity to address anxiety in cancer patients has not been well described. This IRB approved study evaluated a protocolized music therapy intervention’s impact on anxiety and distress experienced by patients undergoing CT Simulation. The intervention significantly reduced anxiety and distres s in newly diagnosed head&neck and breast cancer patients, with greater effect in subgroups with higher baseline anxiety and distress. Continued research on MT ’s effects in radiation oncology is warranted.
This study evaluates the impact of MT on anxiety and distress during simulation in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck or breast cancer.
There are many studies that support music therapy, one of the most effective psychological form of creative art therapy used in treatment of mental health disorders . In fact it has assisted with the medical treatment of chronic illnesses, such as cancer. This is because majority of cancer patients develop anxiety at some stage of their diagnosis . Possibly the anxiety may be greatly experienced by breast cancer patients who would do risk-reducing mastectomies (RRM) and/or contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPM).
ConclusionsFamily members of patients in palliative medicine and hospice settings reported an immediate positive impact of music therapy on the patient and on themselves. More research needs to be conducted to better understand the benefits of music therapy for family members.