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.
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Abstract Purpose The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. ASCO considered the guideline for endorsement. Methods The SIO guideline addressed the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms and adverse effects, such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep ...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
“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...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Creativity Happiness Health-related Motivation and Inspiration Research Self-Esteem Stress Coping Emotional Support Music Therapy musical therapy Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Cancer Interventions:   Other: Music therapy;   Drug: Midazolam Sponsor:   Indonesia University Completed - verified August 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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 (...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
This study evaluates the impact of MT on anxiety and distress during simulation in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck or breast cancer.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
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 [1]. 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 [2]. Possibly the anxiety may be greatly experienced by breast cancer patients who would do risk-reducing mastectomies (RRM) and/or contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPM).
Source: Medical Hypotheses - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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