The Ways Music Therapy Can Lift Body and Soul

Music therapists aim to ease pain, nourish social connections, and bring peace and familiarity to patients in the hospital.
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Publication date: Available online 5 March 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Erhan Gokçek, Ayhan KayduAbstractIntroductionMusic has been used for several years as a relaxation method to reduce stress and anxiety. It is a painless, safe, inexpensive and practical nonpharmacologic therapeutic modality, widely used all over the world.ObjectivesWe aimed to evaluate the effect of music therapy on intraoperative awareness, patient satisfaction, awakening pain and waking quality in patients undergoing elective septorhinoplasty under general anesthesia.MethodsThis randomized, controlled, prospec...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conditions:   Music Therapy;   Pain;   Patient Satisfaction;   Inpatients;   Affect Intervention:   Other: Music therapy Sponsors:   University of Calgary;   National Music Centre Studio Bell Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study was a randomized clinical trial. The participants were randomly assigned either one of four groups: control group, cold therapy, music therapy, and lidocaine spray. The primary outcome of the study was to measure pain using Visual Analog Scale. Anxiety was used as secondary outcome. RESULTS: Thirty patients in each arm completed the study. There was no difference in pain scores between groups immediately after and 20 min after CTR (F = 2.06, p = 0.108). However, there was a significant difference between the anxiety scores of control and intervention groups 20 min after CTR (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Certain naturopathic treatments and complementary medical methods may be useful in postoperative care and deserve more intensive study. In the publications consulted for this review, no serious side effects were reported. PMID: 30678751 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Nonpharmacological interventions appear to benefit many patients and do not have the side effects commonly associated with medications. Music-based experiences may benefit critical care patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of an active music therapy intervention on physiological parameters and self-reported pain and anxiety levels of patients in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A study was conducted using a pretest-posttest, within-subject, single-group design. The study population consisted of a convenience sample of 52 patients. Study participants received a 30-minute music ...
Source: American Journal of Critical Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Crit Care Source Type: research
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Emily's House Children's Hospice (EH) located in Toronto, Canada provides residential hospice services to children living with serious medical conditions. The use of music therapy to ameliorate anxiety and pain is well documented in paediatric patients. Research identifies quality of life as an important area of improvement for families/caregivers with music therapy in paediatric palliative care. Following the program's initial six months, Music Therapy at EH needed to be evaluated for impact.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Music therapy involves the planned, systematic application of music to improve physical and emotional health. The combined use of music and medicine may be traced back to ancient Biblical practices. Music has the power to transform lives and to bring comfort to people in challenging times. For patients receiving palliative care music therapy, if effective, can be an ideal supplement to other treatments as there are no side effects as well as a low cost. Despite these advantages, only 6% hospice programs presently employ music therapists.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Pain can negatively affect the inpatient hospitalization experience; however, in patients with compromised metabolic pathways who are more vulnerable to medication side effects, pain control becomes even more challenging.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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