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Music Therapy Appears To Help Reduce Anxiety, Use Of Sedatives For Patients Receiving Ventilator Support

Among intensive care unit patients receiving acute ventilatory support for respiratory failure, use of patient-preferred music resulted in greater reduction in anxiety and sedation frequency and intensity compared with usual care, according to a study published online by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American Thoracic Society international conference...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

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Music can help reduce symptoms but only 5% of care homes are using it effectively, finds reportThe symptoms of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music, according to a report.The study, which compiled existing evidence as well as talking to experts, found music can help people with dementia recall information and reduce symptoms such as anxiety, agitation and aggression.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Dementia Mental health Social care Health policy Society Politics Public services policy UK news Source Type: news
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 December 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Lori F. Gooding, Bethany Trainor Parents of infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) often face a variety of emotional and practical challenges that can lead to post-traumatic stress symptoms, acute stress disorder, or posttraumatic stress disorder. Music therapy has consistently shown benefits for infants, parents, and caregivers, but limited information exists on how music therapists specifically address parents’ needs. The purpose of this study was to explore American music therapists’ expe...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionMusic can be used for patients before and during the biopsy procedure. This approach may be performed by nurses to promote the recovery of patients after the biopsy.
Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: REVIEW PAPER Source Type: research
Conclusions The evidence from the above trials is not sufficient to conclude that aromatherapy effectively relieves symptoms in patients with burns. However, the findings of the trials do not seem very plausible, and the trials themselves were of low quality and included only small numbers of patients. Studies that are adequately powered and feature better designs are needed to investigate the potential mechanisms underlying the effects of aroma therapy on pain and anxiety.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Music therapy constitutes a non-pharmacological therapy effective for some cognitive, emotional and behavioral symptoms in patients with AD. However, further investigations and more evidence in this field are needed to claim conclusively the impact of music therapy on this disease. PMID: 29235615 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy can cause pain and anxiety for patients. Despite the use of many distraction methods to reduce pain and anxiety, there is no study on the use of stress balls during lithotripsy. The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of use of stress balls and music therapy to reduce pain and anxiety during lithotripsy. This was a single-center, parallel randomized controlled trial. The study involved the lithotripsy unit in a training and research hospital in Turkey.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research
This study was to evaluate the effect of the five-element music therapy based on the midnight-noon ebb-flow theory to improve the sleep quality among COPD patients.Methods: A total of 60 patients were randomly divided into the experimental group and the control group, with 30 patients in each group by the random number table method from March 2016 to November. The control group received the routine nursing care, while the experimental group received midnight-noon ebb-flow of five-element music therapy based on routine nursing care. Play the music for experimental group:1, It is advisable to volume in 50-60 dB.2, Play the Y...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Airway Pharmacology and Treatment Source Type: research
Abstract Many studies have shown that music therapy improves patients' symptoms. However, interventions using music creation as their core await further development for patients with severe mental illness (SMI). The current study investigated the effect of a music‐creation programme on the anxiety, self‐esteem, and quality of life of patients with SMI. A quasi‐experimental design using convenience sampling was adopted to recruit patients with SMI from a psychiatric day care centre. Participants were grouped based on their willingness to undergo an intervention (26 patients in the experimental group and 23 patients in...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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