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.
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.
BACKGROUND: A review of the literature identifies high levels of anxiety and depression as adverse effects of oncology diagnosis and treatment, even for patients with curable cancers such as early stage breast cancer (ESBC). Studies have reported that music therapy yields remarkable, multi-dimensional benefits on an individual's mood and state of mind. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the impact of personalized music therapy (PMT) in reducing anxiety and other adverse mental health symptoms experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy treatment for ESBC.ELIGIBILITY: Females ≥ 18 years diagnosed with ESBC (Stag...