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Autism Spectrum disorder classification, diagnosis and therapy
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2018 Source:Pharmacology & Therapeutics Author(s): Samata R. Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I. Tarazi Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Heredita...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - May 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Can live music therapy reduce distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures? A randomized controlled trial
Conclusions Live music therapy was not found effective in reducing distress and pain in young children after burn wound care. Older children might be more responsive to this intervention. (Source: Burns)
Source: Burns - May 12, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Acute Care Mental Health Workers ’ Assumptions and Expectations of Music Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2018 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Michael J. Silverman, Jennifer Bibb A small number of papers indicate that music therapists are interested in how their work is perceived by other healthcare professionals. The research reported in this paper examined assumptions and expectations of music therapy by mental health professionals in order to understand better how music therapists might use effective strategies to empower greater knowledge of their practice and services. We conducted semi-structured interviews with seven clinical staff members of an acute mental health f...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The User-Friendliness of Drama: Implications for Drama Therapy and Psychodrama Admission and Training
This article explores the claim that drama is a “user-friendly” art form that can be mastered relatively intuitively, with less reliance on knowledge and practice-driven skills than other artistic modalities, and that this inherent quality warrants revisiting the drama-based prerequisites for drama therapy and psychodrama training. To this end, I first review the arts-based prerequisites for music therapy, art therapy, dance movement therapy, drama therapy and psychodrama training in Israel, the US and the UK. I then highlight the three main developmental, psychosocial, and artistic reasons that underpin my arg...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - May 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Comparison of multiple interventions for older adults with Alzheimer disease or mild cognitive impairment: A PRISMA-compliant network meta-analysis
Conclusions: As the first NMA comparing different interventions for AD and MCI, our study suggests that PE and CCT might have a significant improvement in cognition and neuropsychiatric symptoms respectively. Moreover, nonpharmacological therapies might be better than pharmacological therapies. (Source: Medicine)
Source: Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

A Constructivist Grounded Theory Research Project Studying Music Therapy as an Anti-Oppressive Practice in Long-Term and Psychiatric Residential Care
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2018 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Sue Baines, Jane Edwards Analytical emancipatory social justice and anti-oppressive practice concepts have begun to be integrated into music therapy to inform and expand the theoretical basis of practice (Sajnani et al., 2017). Anti-oppressive practices (AOP) in music therapy have been developed to expose and undo both obvious and unknown oppression to increase social justice within music therapy systems, practice, and research (Baines, 2013). Music therapy as an Anti-Oppressive Practice (Baines, 2013) was examined in two sites, 1...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The combined effects of cold therapy and music therapy on pain following chest tube removal among patients with cardiac bypass surgery.
This study aimed to examine the effect of cold and music therapy individually, as well as a combination of these interventions on reducing pain following chest tube removal. METHODS: A factorial randomized-controlled clinical trial was performed on 180 patients who underwent cardiac surgery. Patients were randomized into four groups of 45. Group A used ice packs for 20 minutes prior to chest tube removal. Group B was assigned to listen to music for a total length of 30 minutes which started 15 minutes prior to chest tube removal. Group C received a combination of both interventions; and Group D received no interventio...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yarahmadi S, Mohammadi N, Ardalan A, Najafizadeh H, Gholami M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A novel integrative healing services approach for neurosurgery inpatients: Preliminary experiences and cost calculations
Conclusions IHS intervention may be an effective option for treating pain and decreasing hospital length of stay. National trends support the use of integrative healing and will likely continue to increase as further studies are performed. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 28, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Music therapy applied to complex blast injury in interdisciplinary care: a case report.
CONCLUSIONS: Music therapy has optimized the rehabilitation of a service member through assisting the recovery process on a continuum from clinic to community. Implications for Rehabilitation Music therapy in stand-alone sessions and in co-treatment with traditional disciplines can enhance treatment outcomes in functional domains of motor, speech, cognition, social integration, and quality of life for military populations. Music therapists can help ease discomfort and difficulty associated with rehabilitation activities, thereby enhancing patient motivation and participation in interdisciplinary care. Music therapy assists...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - April 24, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Vaudreuil R, Avila L, Bradt J, Pasquina P Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

Music Therapy and Social Skills in Autism: Underlying Biological Mechanisms.
PMID: 29657942 [PubMed] (Source: Biomed Res)
Source: Biomed Res - April 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Fluegge K Tags: Adv Biomed Res Source Type: research

Preoperative anxiety and implications on postoperative recovery. What we can do to change our history.
Authors: Stamenkovic DM, Rancic NK, Latas MB, Neskovic V, Rondovic GM, Wu JD, Cattano D Abstract Preoperative anxiety can influence the intensity of postoperative pain and anesthesia and analgesia requirement. In certain types of surgery, anxiety may even increase postoperative morbidity and mortality. The goal of this narrative review is to remind anesthesiologists that anxiety measurement using specific tools can be done in clinical practice, to present the implications of preoperative anxiety on postoperative patient recovery, and to acknowledge the importance of a dedicated anesthesia plan in the management of ...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - April 8, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research

Music interventions in disorders of consciousness (DOC) - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: More studies with a larger number of participants are needed as well as a consensus on key characteristics of effective short-term and long-term music interventions for DOC. PMID: 29565697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - March 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

What research evidence is there that dance movement therapy improves the health and wellbeing of older adults with dementia? A systematic review and descriptive narrative summary
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2018 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Steven Lyons, Vicky Karkou, Brenda Roe, Bonnie Meekums, Michael Richards In England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for supporting people with dementia recommend the therapeutic use of dancing and/or music as a treatment for non-cognitive symptoms, but make no direct reference to dance movement therapy or music therapy. Also, previous Cochrane Reviews in these areas have been criticized for being limited to randomized controlled trials focusing on outcomes. In order to maximize findings and...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Music therapy inhibits morphine-seeking behavior via GABA receptor and attenuates anxiety-like behavior induced by extinction from chronic morphine use
Conclusions Results of this study suggest that KT suppresses morphine-seeking behavior via GABA receptor pathway. In addition, KT showed to have anxiolytic effects, suggesting it has bi-directional effects on morphine. (Source: Neuroscience Letters)
Source: Neuroscience Letters - March 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Case of post-stroke depression
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion Author(s): LIN Fa-cai By adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curative e...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Combining drug and music therapy in patients with moderate Alzheimer ’s disease: a randomized study
This study aimed to clarify whether adding AMT to M may improve language in comparison with drugs alone in patients with moderate AD on stable therapy with acetylcholinesterase inhibito rs (AchEI). Forty-five AD patients treated with stable dose of AchEI were randomized to receive AMT plus M 20 mg/day or M 20 mg/day for 24 weeks. The Severe Impairment Battery-Language (SIB-l), SIB, Mini Mental State Examination, Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), Lubben Social Network Scale, Acti vities of Daily Living, and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scores at baseline and 12 and 24 weeks assessed language (...
Source: Neurological Sciences - March 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Integrative Music Therapy: A Healing Intervention
ABSTRACT: Music plays a significant role in the lives of individuals across the lifespan. Some healthcare providers may not appreciate music therapy and the positive benefits it can have on the environment, patients, caregivers, and healthcare staff. Integrative Music Therapy (IMT) has proven to be effective in multiple settings, offering therapy for behavioral, emotional, physiological, psychological, and psychosocial needs. IMT, performed by a trained, certified professional (MT-BC), does not seek to replace medication or other procedures, but works synergistically with provided healthcare. (Source: Journal of Christian Nursing)
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - March 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice Source Type: research

Postnatal anxiety prevalence, predictors and effects on development: A narrative review
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Infant Behavior and Development, Volume 51 Author(s): Tiffany Field The increasing prevalence of postnatal anxiety highlights the need for summarizing the recent research on this condition to inform screening and intervention efforts. This narrative review of the literature was derived from a search on PubMed and PsycINFO for papers published since 2010. The demographic risk factors for postnatal anxiety include being a young mother, having more education and being employed. Childbirth risk factors include being primiparous in one sample and multiparous in another, caesarean delivery, fea...
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - March 14, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Music therapy song writing with mothers of preterm babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – A mixed-methods pilot study
This study presents the results of a mixed- methods pilot study measuring the impact of music therapy song writing on bonding, depression, anxiety levels and mental wellbeing in mothers of preterm babies in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Colombia. The study included 15 mothers and their medically stable babies born between the 28th and 34th week of gestation. The quantitative data were collected with the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS), the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (SWEMWBS) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The qualitative data was collected with semi-structured i...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Impact of Music Therapy on Hospitalized Patients Post-Elective Orthopaedic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
BACKGROUND: Music therapy (MT) research has demonstrated positive effects on fatigue, depressed mood, anxiety, and pain in perioperative care areas. However, there has been limited research on the effects of MT for surgical patients on orthopaedic units. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of MT sessions on post-elective orthopaedic surgery patients' pain, mood, nausea, anxiety, use of narcotics and antiemetics, and length of stay. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled study with an experimental arm (MT sessions) and a control arm (standard medical care). Patients received MT within ...
Source: Orthopaedic Nursing - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Impact of Music Therapy on Hospitalized Patients Post-Elective Orthopaedic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
No abstract available (Source: Orthopaedic Nursing)
Source: Orthopaedic Nursing - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Departments: CE Tests Source Type: research

Why Practitioners Should Care About Music Therapy: Understanding its Clinical Relevance and Practical Implications Through an Evidence-Based Study
Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Paul F. Franco Deborah A. DeLuca Terrence F. Cahill Lee Cabell Source Type: research

Neurologic music therapy in upper-limb rehabilitation in children with severe bilateral cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: After receiving neurologic music therapy, functional improvements in children with severe bilateral cerebral palsy have not been found in the literature. Musical training with instruments allows interrelationships between movement, emotions and cognition for task-based learning, in order to improve motor control. AIM: To understand whether neurologic music therapy has an impact on the functionality of children with severe cerebral palsy. DESIGN: A randomized controlled assessor-blind trial was carried out. SETTING: Children were recruited and treated in their own community cente...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - February 26, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marrades-Caballero E, Santonja-Medina CS, Sanz-Mengibar JM, Santonja-Medina F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Why Practitioners Should Care About Music Therapy: Understanding its Clinical Relevance and Practical Implications Through an Evidence-Based Study
Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Ahead of Print. (Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Paul F. Franco Deborah A. DeLuca Terrence F. Cahill Lee Cabell Source Type: research

Patient ’s and health care provider’s perspectives on music therapy in palliative care – an integrative review
The use of music as therapy in multidisciplinary end-of-life care dates back to the 1970s and nowadays music therapy (MT) is one of the most frequently used complementary therapy in in-patient palliative care ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 20, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: W. Schmid, J. H. Rosland, S. von Hofacker, I. Hunsk år and F. Bruvik Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Impact of Combined Music and Tai Chi on Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Persons: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Liao SJ, Tan MP, Chong MC, Chua YP Abstract BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of pharmacological treatment may be limited in older persons. Several studies using Tai Chi or music therapy separately confirmed positive effects in the reduction of depressive symptoms. We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the possible synergistic effect of combined music and Tai Chi on depressive symptoms. METHODS: One hundred and seven older adults with mild to moderate depressive symptoms were recruited from Ya'an city. Fifty-five participants were cluster randomized to combined music and Tai Chi gr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Auditory Sensitivity in Survivors of Torture, Political Violence and Flight —An Exploratory Study on Risks and Opportunities of Music Therapy
The objective of this exploratory study was to gain insight into the auditory perception of these patients and into opportunities of musical improvisation in the treatment of patients with complex PTSD. The study design combined a clinical and a psychoacoustic part. The clinical part investigated subjective comments on unpleasant sound perception in music therapy. In the psychoacoustic part, hearing thresholds and levels at most comfortable loudness (MCL) were measured using a standard audiometer. Evaluation of 24 group music therapy sessions revealed that the participants of this study communicated discomfort towards soun...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

State-trait anxiety levels during pregnancy and foetal parameters following intervention with music therapy
Research indicates that anxiety during pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of alterations in the mental health of the pregnant woman and of obstetric complications. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - February 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: J. Garc ıa Gonzalez, M.I. Ventura Miranda, M. Requena Mullor, T. T. Parron Carreño, R. Alarcon Rodriguez Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Give music therapy a chance in post-stroke rehabilitation
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Author(s): Marie Orantin, Alain Yelnik, Marylène Jousse, Maryse Guillemette, Anna Bernard, Leila Tlili, Victorine Quintaine (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Randomized Control Trial Comparing Pain Control Interventions in Preterm Neonates.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare individual efficacy and additive effects of pain control interventions in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Level-3 University affiliated neonatal intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: 200 neonates (26-36 weeks gestational age) requiring heel-stick for bedside glucose assessment. Exclusion criteria were neurologic impairment and critical illness precluding study interventions. INTERVENTION: Neonates were randomly assigned to Kangaroo mother care with Music therapy, Music therapy, Kangaroo Mother care or Control (no additional interventio...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - February 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Shukla VV, Bansal S, Nimbalkar A, Chapla A, Phatak A, Patel D, Nimbalkar S Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Rhythm and Orthopedics: The Effect of Music Therapy in Cast Room Procedures, a Prospective Clinical Trial
This study points out the relation between anxiety and anxiety relevant cardiac arrhythmia. (Source: Injury)
Source: Injury - February 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tolga Tolunay, Vedat Bicici, Hatice Tolunay, Mehmet Orcun Akkurt, Arslan Kagan Arslan, Ali Aydogdu, Izzet Bingol Source Type: research

History of Music Therapy and Its Contemporary Applications in Cardiovascular Diseases.
This article provides a careful overview of music therapy history from prehistory to the present and a review of the latest applications of music therapy in cardiovascular diseases. PMID: 29394426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Source: Southern Medical Journal - February 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research

Can live music therapy reduce distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures? A randomized controlled trial
In this study we measured whether live music therapy has beneficial effects in terms of less distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - February 4, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Marianne J.E. van der Heijden, Johannes Jeekel, Heinz Rode, Sharon Cox, Joost van Rosmalen, Myriam G.M. Hunink, Monique van Dijk Source Type: research

Receptive Music Therapy Is More Effective than Interactive Music Therapy to Relieve Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Music therapy is demonstrated to be effective to relieve the agitation among people with dementia, but the comparative effectiveness of methods of music engagement for people with dementia is uncertain. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kelvin K.F. Tsoi, Joyce Y.C. Chan, Yiu-Ming Ng, Mia M.Y. Lee, Timothy C.Y. Kwok, Samuel Y.S. Wong Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Can live music therapy reduce distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures? A randomized controlled trial
In this study we measured whether live music therapy has beneficial effects in terms of less distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - February 4, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Marianne J.E. van der Heijden, Johannes Jeekel, Heinz Rode, Sharon Cox, Joost van Rosmalen, Myriam G.M. Hunink, Monique van Dijk Source Type: research

A Retrospective Examination of Issues Addressed during Music Therapy Sessions with Adults Diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma, or Multiple Myeloma
Background: Individuals diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma may experience psychological and physical issues throughout the treatment process which can adversely affect outcomes. Music Therapy (MT) is a complementary treatment that may be implemented in tandem with conventional forms of treatment to address these issues. MT is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, sensory, and social issues. Recently, the MT profession has expanded in the medical model to address the needs of adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, and ...
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - February 1, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Crystal Elaina Weaver, Andrew Dwiggins, Kimberly McCormick, John Richart, Mashaal Zahid Source Type: research

Music Therapy Effect Health Related Quality of Life in Children Undergoing Hsct; A Randomized Clinical Study
Topic Significance& Study Purpose/Background/Rationale: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a psychological distressing treatment that affects the child's health related quality of life (HRQoL). The lowest rating's of HRQoL is noticed 1-3 months after HSCT, why there might be a need to find supportive interventions. (Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - February 1, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Lena Uggla, Britt-Marie Svahn, Bj örn Wrangsjö, Britt Gustafsson Source Type: research

The effect of music therapy on infants born preterm
This commentary is on the original article by Anderson and Patel. (Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology)
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - January 25, 2018 Category: Child Development Authors: Friederike Haslbeck, Thomas Stegemann Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

The effect of music therapy on infants born preterm
Developmental Medicine&Child Neurology,Volume 60, Issue 3, Page 217-217, March 2018. (Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology)
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - January 25, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Adjuvant therapies in critical care: music therapy
(Source: Intensive Care Medicine)
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Nonpharmacological Practices to Address Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.
Discussion and Implications: Nonpharmacological practices are person-centered, and their selection can be informed by considering the cause and meaning of the individual's behavioral and psychological symptoms. Family caregivers and paid care providers can implement evidence-based practices in home or residential care settings, although some practices require the development of more specific protocols if they are to become widely used in an efficacious manner. PMID: 29361069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - January 18, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Scales K, Zimmerman S, Miller SJ Tags: Gerontologist Source Type: research

Music Intervention With Reminiscence Therapy and Reality Orientation for Elderly People With Alzheimer Disease Living in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study
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 - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

The role of a music therapist exploring gender and power with young people: articulating an emerging anti-oppressive practice
This article focuses on how young people conceptualise this approach to music therapy practice. In the last decade, several approaches have emerged in the creative arts therapies that aim to critically explore power, and challenge dominant socio-political discourses. While there has been a dedicated interest in critical, feminist approaches to practice in the music therapy discipline, empirical research into music therapy as a space for exploring gendered narratives with young people is still evolving. Furthermore, we have little sense of how anti-oppressive approaches are experienced by the people of all ages with whom we...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Working with Parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: An Analysis of Music Therapy Practice in the United States of America
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 - December 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Mozart's music in children with drug-refractory epileptic encephalopathies: Comparison of two protocols
In conclusion, the present study seems to confirm that music therapy may be an additional, nonpharmacological, effective treatment for patients with refractory epileptic seizures in childhood. The Mozart's set of different compositions can be better accepted and effective than the K448. (Source: Epilepsy and Behavior)
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - December 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Music for reducing the anxiety and pain of patients undergoing a biopsy: A meta ‐analysis
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)
Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mingzhi Song, Nanyang Li, Xianbin Zhang, Yuru Shang, Litao Yan, Jin Chu, Ran Sun, Yun Xu Tags: REVIEW PAPER Source Type: research

Aromatherapy for the relief of symptoms in burn patients: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
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)
Source: Burns - December 16, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

[Music therapy as a non-pharmacological treatment in Alzheimer's disease. A systematic review].
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)
Source: Revista de Neurologia - December 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Garcia-Casares N, Moreno-Leiva RM, Garcia-Arnes JA Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research