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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

Comparison of Two Different Distraction Methods Affecting the Level of Pain and Anxiety during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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)
Source: Pain Management Nursing - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Elif Gezginci, Emine Iyigun, Serdar Yalcin, Selahattin Bedir, I. Yasar Ozgok Tags: Original Article 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 - December 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Management of pain in end ‐stage renal disease patients: Short review
Abstract Pain management in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a complex and challenging task to accomplish, and effective pain and symptom control improves quality of life. Pain is prevalent in more than 50% of hemodialysis patients and up to 75% of these patients are treated ineffectively due to its poor recognition by providers. A good history for PQRST factors and intensity assessment using visual analog scale are the initial steps in the management of pain followed by involvement of palliative care, patient and family counseling, discussion of treatment options, and correction of reversible causes. First line ...
Source: Hemodialysis International - December 11, 2017 Category: Hematology Authors: Rupesh Raina, Vinod Krishnappa, Mona Gupta Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

An integrative model for music therapy: Balancing reductionism and explanation
Publication date: November 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 56 Author(s): Jane Edwards (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A critical realist evaluation of a music therapy intervention in palliative care
Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient o... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 8, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen and Joanne Reid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of the five-element music therapy based on the midnight-noon ebb-flow theory on Somnipathy Patients with COPD Accompanied by Anxiety
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 - December 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Zhang, G., Lin, H., Ma, J., Zhao, F. Tags: Airway Pharmacology and Treatment Source Type: research

Effects of sacred music on the spiritual well-being of bereaved relatives: a randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSION The results show that there were no statistically significant differences in the spiritual well-being scores between the experimental groups and the control group. We evidence the need for further studies that use music therapy as a Nursing intervention for bereaved families. Brazilian Registry of Clinical Trials: RBR-2wtwjz.Resumen OBJETIVO Evaluar los efectos de la m úsica sacra, instrumental y cantada en el bienestar espiritual de familiares enlutados. MÉTODO Se trata de un ensayo clínico randomizado, realizado con familiares enlutados por la muerte, por cáncer, de entes queridos. ...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - December 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of a music ‐creation programme on the anxiety, self‐esteem, and quality of life of people with severe mental illness: A quasi‐experimental design
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 - December 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Beh ‐Huan Chang, Bo‐Wei Chen, Jason W. Beckstead, Chiu‐Yueh Yang Tags: Original Article 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. PMID: 29182948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour)
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - November 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Coppola G, Operto FF, Caprio F, Ferraioli G, Pisano S, Viggiano A, Verrotti A Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

Music for reducing the anxiety and pain of patients undergoing the 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.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing)
Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing - November 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mingzhi Song, Nanyang Li, Xianbin Zhang, Yuru Shang, Litao Yan, Jin Chu, Ran Sun, Yun Xu Tags: Review Source Type: research

Salivary α‐amylase as a marker of stress reduction in individuals with intellectual disability and autism in response to occupational and music therapy
ConclusionsNot only do these results confirm the stress‐reducing nature of two types of multisensory therapy, but they support the use of sAA as a potential tool for evaluating stress levels in individuals with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, providing an important physiological lens that may guide strategies in clinical and non‐clinical care for individuals with disabilities. (Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research)
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - November 21, 2017 Category: Disability Authors: J. Poqu érusse, A. Azhari, P. Setoh, S. Cainelli, C. Ripoli, P. Venuti, G. Esposito Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Snoezelen Therapy as an Intervention to Reduce Agitation in Nursing Home Patients With Dementia: A Pilot Study
Nonpharmacologic interventions have been shown to be relatively effective in reducing agitation and improving the quality of life of patients with dementia.1,2 Programs/interventions that have been employed in many long-term care facilities include aromatherapy,3 art therapy,2 exercise therapy,4 –6 music therapy,2 pet therapy, and more.1 Exercise programs in particular have been shown in some studies to be effective in reducing agitation among patients with dementia.4,6,7 One emerging intervention that is not well established or validated, however, is snoezelen therapy. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - November 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott D. Berkheimer, Chen Qian, Theodore K. Malmstrom Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Music therapy for depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings of the present meta-analysis indicate that music therapy provides short-term beneficial effects for people with depression. Music therapy added to treatment as usual (TAU) seems to improve depressive symptoms compared with TAU alone. Additionally, music therapy plus TAU is not associated with more or fewer adverse events than TAU alone. Music therapy also shows efficacy in decreasing anxiety levels and improving functioning of depressed individuals.Future trials based on adequate design and larger samples of children and adolescents are needed to consolidate our findings. Researchers should consider i...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Aalbers S, Fusar-Poli L, Freeman RE, Spreen M, Ket JC, Vink AC, Maratos A, Crawford M, Chen XJ, Gold C Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Musical Attention Control Training (MACT) in secure residential youth care: a randomised controlled pilot study
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Thomas P. Abrahams, Joosje C. van Dooren With 75% of the population in secure residential youth care diagnosed with attention-related problems, these individuals might benefit from Musical Attention Control Training (MACT). The purpose of this randomised controlled pilot study was to determine the feasibility and preliminary effects of MACT on attention outcomes in secure residential youth care. Because of the generally low treatment motivation of this population, a non-standardised music therapy intervention (NSMT) with simila...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Chloral hydrate as a sedating agent for neurodiagnostic procedures in children.
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of evidence for the comparisons of oral chloral hydrate against several other methods of sedation was very variable. Oral chloral hydrate appears to have a lower sedation failure rate when compared with oral promethazine for children undergoing paediatric neurodiagnostic procedures. The sedation failure was similar for other comparisons such as oral dexmedetomidine, oral hydroxyzine hydrochloride, and oral midazolam. When compared with intravenous pentobarbital and music therapy, oral chloral hydrate had a higher sedation failure rate. However, it must be noted that the evidence for the outcomes fo...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fong CY, Tay CG, Ong LC, Lai NM Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

The Effect of Music Therapy on Anxiety and Various Physical Findings in Patients With COPD in a Pulmonology Service
This interventional study was carried out to determine the effect of music therapy on anxiety and the various physical findings in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the pulmonary diseases service. Ninety-six patients (28 females, 68 males) of 114 adult patients who were hospitalized between November 10, 2013, and March 10, 2014, were included in the study. Ninety-six patients were separated in 3 groups. The data for the study were collected from a questionnaire form of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, a patient follow-up form, and the Beck Anxiety Scale. SPPS 11.5 was used for data analys...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

On one approach to health protection: Music  of the brain.
On one approach to health protection: Music of the brain. J Integr Neurosci. 2017 Oct 18;: Authors: Fedotchev A, Radchenko G, Zemlianaia A Abstract This review presents the current status of a method for prevention and timely correction of human functional disturbances that was first proposed by Russian neurologist Ya.I. Levin in 1998 and further developed by the authors. The approach is named "Music of the Brain" and is based on musical or music-like stimulation organized in strict accordance with the biopotentials of a patient's brain. Initial studies on the music of the bra...
Source: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience - October 18, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Fedotchev A, Radchenko G, Zemlianaia A Tags: J Integr Neurosci Source Type: research

Listening to Relaxing Music Improves Physiological Responses in Premature Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
This study evaluated the effect of a relaxing music therapy intervention composed by artificial intelligence on respiratory rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate. METHODS: A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the NICUs of 2 general public hospitals in Andalusia, Spain. Participants were 17 healthy premature infants, randomly allocated to the intervention group or the control group (silence) at a 1:1 ratio. To be included in the study, the subjects were to be 32 to 36 weeks of gestation at birth (M = 32.33; SD = 1.79) and passed a hearing screening test satisfactorily. The...
Source: Advances in Neonatal Care - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Caparros-Gonzalez RA, de la Torre-Luque A, Diaz-Piedra C, Vico FJ, Buela-Casal G Tags: Adv Neonatal Care Source Type: research

A review of attachment theory and internal working models as relevant to music therapy with children hospitalized for life threatening illness
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Richard M. Stubbs A brief review of attachment theory and attachment-focused music therapy literature is presented with respect to the influence of music on a child’s internal working models of their caregiver during hospitalization for a life-threatening illness. The role of music in attachment is described in language common to attachment researchers outside the field of music therapy in an effort to unify terminology between therapeutic disciplines. Two possible pathways are proposed by which the child-caregiver attachm...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Do Creative Arts Therapies Reduce Substance Misuse? A Systematic Review
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Karen Megranahan, Michael Thomas Lynskey The complexities of substance misuse treatment indicate a need to consider the efficacy of creative arts therapies for those who find it difficult to verbalise their emotions and feelings. The aim of this systematic review is to identify and critically evaluate studies on the effectiveness of creative arts therapy interventions for reducing substance misuse, aiming at reaching some conclusions on the subject. Research studies employing randomised control trials (RCT’s) and controlle...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

38.4 Music Therapy in Child and Adolescent  Mental Health Treatment
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) estimates that 1.5 million people received music therapy services in 2014. More board-certified music therapists work in mental health treatment than in any other single area of treatment. This presentation will discuss the use of music therapy in mental health treatment for children and adolescents, providing an overview of the research, as well as case examples. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Olivia Yinger Source Type: research

38.0 Creative Psychotherapies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The goals of this presentation are as follows: 1) to learn how creative experiences are integrated into psychotherapy to achieve mental health and behavioral treatment goals; 2) to understand the evidence for experiential psychotherapeutic modalities, including equine-assisted psychotherapy, art therapy, horticultural therapy, dance and movement therapy, and music therapy; 3) to identify which populations are likely to benefit from each modality; and 4) to become familiar with the role of metaphor in facilitating self-awareness, self-expression, and psychobehavioral change. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer S. Saul, Sergio Delgado Tags: Clinical Perspectives 38 Source Type: research

Music in Obstetrics: An Intervention Option to Reduce Tension, Pain and Stress.
Authors: Wulff V, Hepp P, Fehm T, Schaal NK Abstract In recent years, the effect of music interventions and music therapy has experienced increased attention in the literature. It has been shown that music has positive effects on cognitive and physical performance, such as concentration and endurance, as well as on psychological parameters, such as anxiety and relaxation. Studies within the context of medicine in particular are increasingly indicating that music may be used as an intervention for relief against anxiety, stress and pain. Music is therefore seen in actual practice as a supplement to conventional phar...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - September 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research

Neurologic Music Therapy for Gait Training Following Stroke: A Case Study
The purpose of this case study is to retrospectively investigate the use of neurologic music therapy (NMT) for gait training in addition to standard practice of care in the inpatient rehabilitation setting following stroke. (Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 24, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Abigail Spaulding, Brian Harris Source Type: research

Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness: Assessment of Awareness in DOC
To investigate the psychometric properties of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC). (Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 24, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wendy Magee, Richard Siegert, Steve Taylor, Barbara Daveson, Gemma Lenton-Smith Source Type: research

Effects of movement music therapy with a percussion instrument on physical and frontal lobe function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The MMT program appeared to stimulate the PFC and improve cognitive performance in our older adult participants with MCI, suggesting that the repetitive, rhythmic movements of MMT can activate the prefrontal area in older adults. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinical Trial Registry Numbers: R000026130, UMIN000022671 (2016/06/08) [(University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN) Center] retrospectively registered. PMID: 28937272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Shimizu N, Umemura T, Matsunaga M, Hirai T Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research

The Therapeutic Relationship as Predictor of Change in Music Therapy with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This study examined whether the therapeutic relationship in music therapy with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder predicts generalized changes in social skills. Participants (4-7 years, N = 48) were assessed at baseline, 5 and 12 months. The therapeutic relationship, as observed from session videos, and the generalized change in social skills, as judged by independent blinded assessors and parents, were evaluated using standardized tools (Assessment of the Quality of Relationship; ADOS; SRS). Linear mixed effect models showed significant interaction effects between the therapeutic relationship a...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mössler K, Gold C, Aßmus J, Schumacher K, Calvet C, Reimer S, Iversen G, Schmid W Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research

Parental Perceptions, Experiences, and Desires of Music Therapy.
In this study, we explore the parental perception of MT through an online survey. Contrary to the public perception that MT only addresses emotional needs, 47 out of 59 parents reported seeing improvements in other areas including behavioral, cognitive, linguistic, and social changes. All but one parent indicated that they would recommend MT to others. The survey results further revealed that even parents of children participating in MT had misconceptions regarding MT, which we describe in the paper. Parents reported inaccessibility and cost as other major limitations surrounding MT adoption. We conclude by discussing how ...
Source: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings - August 30, 2017 Category: Bioinformatics Tags: AMIA Annu Symp Proc Source Type: research

Music-Based Interventions to Reduce Internalizing Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis
The objective of the present review was to systematically review and quantify the effects of music-based interventions in reducing internalizing symptoms (i.e., depression and anxiety) in children and adolescents using a meta-analytical approach. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - August 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Josephine Geipel, Julian Koenig, Thomas K. Hillecke, Franz Resch, Michael Kaess Tags: Review article Source Type: research

The Music Therapy Session Assessment Scale (MT-SAS): Validation of a new tool for music therapy process evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: As suggested by the consistent results of 2 different analyses, MT-SAS is a reliable tool that globally evaluates sonorous-musical and nonverbal behaviours related to emotional attunement and empathetic relationship between patient and therapist during active MT sessions. PMID: 28840630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - August 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research

Author's Response:
In the last paragraph of their Perspective,1 Drs. Gerdner and Buckwalter misquote my previously published commentary,2 using their erroneous quotation to support their contention that I ignored their substantial contributions to the published literature. My actual statement attempted to convey the significance of such efforts: “…there is great need for evidence-based nonpharmacologic interventions to improve behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia…”. I went on to cite three review papers describing empirical support for the use of music therapy in persons with dementia; these reviews eit...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - August 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeffrey M. Lyness Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Author's Response
In the last paragraph of their Perspective,1 Drs. Gerdner and Buckwalter misquote my previously published commentary,2 using their erroneous quotation to support their contention that I ignored their substantial contributions to the published literature. My actual statement attempted to convey the significance of such efforts: “there is great need for evidence-based nonpharmacologic interventions to improve behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia…”. I went on to cite three review papers describing empirical support for the use of music therapy in persons with dementia; these reviews either dire...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - August 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeffrey M. Lyness Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Complementary Health Approaches Used in the Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care units are care centers where, in order to provide the maximum benefit to individuals whose life is in danger, many lifesaving technological tools and devices are present, and morbidity and mortality rates are high. In the intensive care unit, when classic treatments fail or become unbearable because of side effects, complementary methods have been suggested to be the best alternative. Complementary health approaches are methods that are used both for the continuation and the improvement of the well-being of an individual and as additions to medical treatments that are based on a holistic approach. These appl...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research

Non ‐pharmacological approaches for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in older adults: A systematic review of reviews
ConclusionsAlthough there remains a paucity of high‐quality research in this area, the existing evidence indicates that behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia require a range of non‐pharmacologic sensory‐focused approaches that are tailored to the individual. Further research is needed to determine the interventions best suited for specific behaviours and contexts, particularly inappropriate sexual behaviours. Relevance to clinical practiceThere is a need for nurses to be informed of best practices in order to effectively plan appropriate interventions to address behaviours in older adults with dementia. ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing - August 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Laura E. Legere, Susan McNeill, Lori Schindel Martin, Michelle Acorn, Diana An Tags: Review Source Type: research

The effect of resonance frequency breathing when used as a preparatory exercise in music psychotherapy: A single-case experimental study of a client with anxiety disorder
This study aimed at evaluating the possible benefits of starting Integrative Improvisational Music Therapy (IIMT) sessions with 10min of Resonance Frequency Breathing (RFB), a type of slow breathing known to be beneficial for stress reduction and emotional regulation. A client diagnosed with anxiety disorder and social phobia attended 12 IIMT sessions. Using an alternating treatments design, RFB was systematically alternated with a control intervention (vibroacoustic therapy, VAT). Therapy processes were assessed through the Session Evaluation Questionnaire (SEQ) and the continuous measurement of heart rate variability (HR...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - August 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The role of music therapy in rehabilitation: improving aphasia and beyond
. (Source: International Journal of Neuroscience)
Source: International Journal of Neuroscience - August 8, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Simona Leonardi Alberto Cacciola Rosaria De Luca Bianca Aragona Veronica Andronaco Demetrio Milardi Placido Bramanti Rocco Salvatore Calabr ò Source Type: research

Music Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this issue ofJAMA, Bieleninik and colleagues present the results of a large, well-designed, multicenter randomized clinical trial (RCT) of improvisational music therapy for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Music therapy is “a systematic process of intervention wherein the therapist helps the client to promote health, using musical experiences and the relationships that develop through them.” Among 364 children aged 4 to 7 years, over 5 months, the mean scores on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), s ocial affect domain, decreased from 14.08 to 13.23 among children randomized...
Source: JAMA - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Improvisational Music Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder
This randomized trial evaluated the effects of improvisational music therapy vs enhanced standard care on generalized social communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder. (Source: JAMA)
Source: JAMA - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The role of music therapy in rehabilitation: improving aphasia and beyond
Volume 128, Issue 1, January 2018, Page 90-99 . (Source: International Journal of Neuroscience)
Source: International Journal of Neuroscience - August 8, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Simona Leonardi Alberto Cacciola Rosaria De Luca Bianca Aragona Veronica Andronaco Demetrio Milardi Placido Bramanti Rocco Salvatore Calabr ò Source Type: research

Treatment for Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Review
We present an overview of reviews and meta-analyses of double-blind, controlled randomised trials, in which the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for negative symptoms was assessed. Unfortunately, there have been very few clinical trials focusing on primary negative symptoms and selecting chronically ill patients with predominant persistent negative symptoms. An important limitation in many of these studies is the failure to adequately control for potential sources of secondary negative symptoms. At present, there is no convincing evidence regarding efficacy for any treatment of predominant ...
Source: Drugs - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Combining music and reminiscence therapy interventions for wellbeing in elderly populations: A systematic review.
Abstract Both music therapy and reminiscence therapy are currently being used to increase aspects of wellbeing in older people, including those with memory diseases such as dementia, as alternatives to pharmacological treatments. There is growing evidence that combining these therapies in a focused way would provide unique wellbeing outcomes for this population. This review aims to report on the existing intervention studies that utilize both music and reminiscence activities in equal measure in elderly adult populations. A systematic review of intervention-based studies published between 1996 and 2016 was carried...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Istvandity L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Book review: Music Therapy in Mental Health for Illness Management and Recovery Music Therapy in Mental Health for Illness Management and Recovery Silverman Michael Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2015 ; 330 pp. ISBN 978-0198735366.
PMID: 28747126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bloch S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Nonpharmacological Treatments for Post-Stroke Depression: An Integrative Review of the Literature
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments fo...
Source: Research in gerontological nursing - July 27, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research