A survey of oncology healthcare professionals ’ knowledge and attitudes toward the use of music as a therapeutic tool in healthcare
ConclusionWhile there is generally high interest and perceived value among nurses in music care interventions, knowledge level about such interventions was low. The study has implications for knowledge translation and education needed to further support uptake and use of music care in nursing practice. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Effectiveness of integrative medicine program for dementia prevention on cognitive function and depression of elderly in a public health center
This study investigated the effectiveness of an integrative medicine program (IMP) for dementia prevention on cognitive function, depression and quality of life (QOL) of elderly in a public health center.MethodsThis study employed a before-after study design to assess effectiveness of the IMP for dementia prevention for community dwelling elderly over 60 without diagnosis of dementia. Cognitive function was measured using the Mini Mental State Examination for Dementia Screen (MMSE-DS), digit span test (DST) and trail making test (TMT). The Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form- Korean version (GDSSF-K) and EQ-5D were used ...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - May 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Toward a Radical Practice: A Recuperative Critique of Improvisation in Music Therapy Using Intersectional Feminist Theory
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Deborah SeabrookAbstractIn this recuperative critique the author analyzes aspects of music therapy improvisation, including the therapeutic relationship, music, and the act of improvisation as well as its inherent body politics and its understandings of situated knowledge, from an intersectional feminist perspective. Based upon this analysis, the author invites readers to reconsider and reshape the accepted theories and practices of improvisation in music therapy. (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - April 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Enhancing the efficacy of integrative improvisational music therapy in the treatment of depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide. Not all people with depression respond adequately to standard treatments. An innovative therapy that has shown promising results in controlled tr... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jaakko Erkkil ä, Olivier Brabant, Suvi Saarikallio, Esa Ala-Ruona, Martin Hartmann, Nerdinga Letulė, Monika Geretsegger and Christian Gold Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Guided imagery for treating hypertension in pregnancy.
CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to inform practice about the use of guided imagery for hypertension in pregnancy.The available evidence for this review topic is sparse, and the effect of guided imagery for treating hypertension during pregnancy (compared with quiet rest) remains unclear. There was low-certainty evidence that guided imagery made little or no difference to the use of antihypertensive drugs, downgraded because of imprecision.The two included trials did not report on any of the primary outcomes of this review. We did not identify any trials comparing guided imagery with no intervention, or with ano...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - April 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Haruna M, Matsuzaki M, Ota E, Shiraishi M, Hanada N, Mori R Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Nursing music intervention: A systematic mapping study.
CONCLUSION: This study reveals that nurses use music intervention in all areas of health care services, and that the variables for which the effect of musical intervention is examined are mostly anxiety, vital signs and pain. PMID: 31003646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ciğerci Y, Kısacık ÖG, Özyürek P, Çevik C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Treatment-Resistant to Antipsychotics: A Resistance to Everything? Psychotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia and Nonaffective Psychosis: A 25-Year Systematic Review and Exploratory Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: CBT, psychosocial intervention, supportive counseling, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and other psychological interventions can be recommended for clinical practice. More studies are needed, especially for non-CBT interventions and for all psychotherapies on negative symptoms.IntroductionSchizophrenia affects approximately 1% of the population, usually starting in adolescence or young adulthood, frequently leading to persistent disability, with a high risk of suicide (8%). Despite the advance in antipsychotics treatment, approximately 30% of patients with schizophrenia show a poor response or no response to anti...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Evidence for intact melodic and rhythmic perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study sought to examine music perception in terms of melodic pitch, rhythm, and memory in school-age children with ASD compared to typically-developing (TD) children. Music perception was investigated as a function of verbal and non-verbal IQ, age, and ASD social symptom severity.ResultsChildren with ASD performed similar to TD children on melodic pitch perception, rhythm perception and melodic memory. Melodic pitch perception in particular was strongly associated with non-verbal cognitive abilities in the ASD group. Similar effects of age on performance were observed in ASD and TD; in particular, rhythm discriminatio...
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Standardized music therapy with and without acclimatization, to improve EEG data acquisition in young children with and without disability
ConclusionIn children under 3, MT protocols result in high rates of EEG data acquisition, decrease behaviorally-related interruptions and session acquisition time. This method is successful for typically developing children and those with cerebral palsy. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - April 8, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Music therapy reduces stress and anxiety in critically ill patients: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite significant heterogeneity in trial designs, timing and features of the intervention, music therapy is consistently associated with a reduction in anxiety and stress of critically ill patients. PMID: 30947484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Anestesiologica)
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - April 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research

Multimodal Neurological Enhancement Intervention for Self-regulation in Premature Infants.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The neonatal intensive care unit is often a noisy, overstimulating environment that disrupts infants' regulation of physiological and behavioral states and interrupts caregiver bonding; however, infants benefit from early intervention, including the use of multimodal neurological enhancement (MMNE) intervention to provide appropriate neurodevelopmental stimulation. No one has investigated whether it assists infants in self-regulation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective longitudinal analysis was to examine the effect of a music therapy intervention, MMNE, on self-regulation of prem...
Source: Advances in Neonatal Care - April 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cevasco-Trotter AM, Hamm EL, Yang X, Parton J Tags: Adv Neonatal Care Source Type: research

Effectiveness of music therapy with relaxation technique on stress management as measured by perceived stress scale
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that the efficacy of music therapy with relaxation technique for improving the students’ stress management can be consistent at follow-up. Hence, music therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists should continue to investigate the beneficial effects of music therapy with relaxation on stress management among university students in every part of the world. (Source: Medicine)
Source: Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research

Efficacy of Surah Al-Rehman in Managing Depression in Muslim Women
The objective of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of Surah Al-Rehman for managing depression in Muslim women admitted for treatment of major depressive disorder in a psychiatry ward of a government hospital. It was hyp othesized that women diagnosed with severe depression in the treatment group will have reduced level of depression as compared to control group at post-assessment level. It was further hypothesized that the amount of decrease in depression in treatment group at the post-assessment level will be grea ter as compared to the control group. A purposive sample of 12 female patients diagnosed with...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

Globus hystericus co-treated with acupuncture and five-element music therapy
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lin-xia QIAN, Fa-cai LINAbstractIn order to mutually regulate mental and physical conditions, the authors adopted acupuncture in combination with five-element music therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for 1 case of globus hystericus. Băihuì (百会GV 20), Hégŭ (合谷LI 4), Zhōngwăn (中脘CV 12), Qìhăi (气海CV 6) et,al were needled once every other day and music of Zhi tone was played for the patient. A further study is needed for the application of this therapeutic method. (So...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Self-assessing music therapy: the validity and reliability of the music therapy practice scale (MTPS)
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Michele BiasuttiAbstractSeveral questionnaires were designed to accomplish specific research objectives in music therapy research without always reporting the psychometric properties of these questionnaires. A lack of valid and reliable instruments to self-assess music therapy practice emerged. In the current paper is reported the development and validation of the Music Therapy Practice Scale (MTPS) a quantitative 15-item scale for self-assessing music therapy practice. A total of 247 participants completed MTPS. The validity and re...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Enhanced Relaxation in Students After Combined Depth Relaxation Music Therapy and Silence in a Natural Setting
In conclusion, both silent conditions in nature fostered relaxation. These study conditions combining silence, nature, and DRMT/HMT proved to be effective as a group music therapy method and should be further explored. (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effects of Music Therapy in Frail Elderlies: Controlled Crossover Study
Conclusions: MT may improve physical function, depressive mood, and quality of life in frail elderly individuals.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2019;9:87 –99 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - March 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy in patients undergoing septorhinoplasty surgery under general anesthesia
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 - March 6, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Current Approaches for Management of Music Performance Anxiety: An Introductory Overview.
Authors: Zhukov K Abstract Music performance anxiety (MPA) is a complex area with many individual factors contributing to the level of anxiety experienced by musicians during live performances. This paper provides an overview of research literature on performance anxiety, intended for music teachers, students, and professional musicians, to highlight strategies that have been suggested to manage the accompanying physical and cognitive symptoms. Treatment of MPA includes mindfulness-based approaches, physiological/physically-based therapies, cognitive/behavioural therapies, prescribed medication, music therapy, and ...
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - March 4, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research

Nursing interventions in palliative care in Pediatric Oncology: an integrative review.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to identify, in scientific productions, nursing interventions in palliative care in children and adolescents with cancer. METHOD: integrative review of the literature through the databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, IBECS, LILACS and SCIELO, carried out in October and November 2017. RESULTS: we analyzed 18 articles that met the inclusion criteria. The results showed that, among the articles selected, Brazil is the country with the largest number of publications and that interventions such as music therapy, massage, ludic application, early consultation of palliative care, social interventions ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sousa ADRSE, Silva LFD, Paiva ED Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Behavioral interventions in epilepsy
Purpose of review Behavioral intervention describes multiple modalities of treatments which are of increasing interest in epilepsy. This review addresses recent behavioral clinical trials in epilepsy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and self-management. Results and conclusions from updated Cochrane reviews and the recent International League Against Epilepsy Psychology task force are presented. Recent findings Two recent large randomized controlled trials (mindfulness and progressive muscle relaxation) reported improved seizure frequency with behavioral tr...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - February 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: SEIZURE DISORDERS: Edited by Philippe Ryvlin Source Type: research

Comparing Educational Music Therapy Interventions via Stages of Recovery with Adults in an Acute Care Mental Health Setting: A Cluster-Randomized Pilot Effectiveness Study.
Abstract The purpose of this cluster-randomized pilot effectiveness study was to compare two different group-based educational music therapy interventions with a control condition as measured by the stage model of recovery in adults on an acute care mental health unit. Participants (N = 69) were cluster-randomized to one of three single-session conditions: educational lyric analysis (ELA), educational songwriting (ESW), or control. ELA and ESW conditions targeted motivations for and factors contributing to recovery. Results indicated no significant between-group difference. However, ELA and ESW condi...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Silverman MJ Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research

A therapeutic songwriting intervention to promote reconstruction of self-concept and enhance well-being following brain or spinal cord injury: pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:: This study demonstrates the challenges in recruitment and retention of participants invited to participate in a music therapy study. Findings suggest this identity-focused therapeutic songwriting protocols may be more beneficial for people who have transitioned from in-patient to community-contexts given the greater proportion of participants who consent and complete the intervention. Preliminary effects in favour of the intervention group were detected in a range of well-being measures suggesting that a larger study is warranted. PMID: 30791702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 22, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Baker FA, Tamplin J, Rickard N, Ponsford J, New PW, Lee YC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The use of cold therapy, music therapy and lidocaine spray for reducing pain and anxiety following chest tube removal.
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 - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aktaş YY, Karabulut N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

“Song of Life (SOL)” study protocol: a multicenter, randomized trial on the emotional, spiritual, and psychobiological effects of music therapy in palliative care
Although patients in palliative care commonly report high emotional and spiritual needs, effective psychosocial treatments based on high quality studies are rare. First research provides evidence for benefits ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 30, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Marco Warth, Friederike Koehler, Martin Weber, Hubert J. Bardenheuer, Beate Ditzen and Jens Kessler Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Behavioral interventions in epilepsy.
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Behavioral intervention describes multiple modalities of treatments which are of increasing interest in epilepsy. This review addresses recent behavioral clinical trials in epilepsy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and self-management. Results and conclusions from updated Cochrane reviews and the recent International League Against Epilepsy Psychology task force are presented. RECENT FINDINGS: Two recent large randomized controlled trials (mindfulness and progressive muscle relaxation) reported improved seizure frequenc...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - January 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Haut SR, Gursky JM, Privitera M Tags: Curr Opin Neurol Source Type: research

Naturopathic Treatment and Complementary Medicine in Surgical Practice.
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)
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - January 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research

Should acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, Qi gong, relaxation therapy, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi be used to reduce blood pressure?: Recommendations based on high-quality systematic reviews.
DISCUSSION/STRENGTH: The GRADE approach makes this review a unique reference for people who are considering the grade of quality of evidence in systematic reviews, the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences and the strength of recommendations to decide which intervention should be used to reduce BP. LIMITATIONS: Many non-drug therapies were excluded due to the low methodological quality of their systematic reviews, and only 14 therapies were evaluated in this review. As no patient-important outcomes were reviewed, surrogate outcomes were used to rate the strength of recommendations. This approach may cause ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niu JF, Zhao XF, Hu HT, Wang JJ, Liu YL, Lu DH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effectiveness of music therapy for individuals with Rett syndrome and their families
ConclusionThe 24-week music therapy program was effective in improving social interaction, communication skills, eye contact, hand function, and reducing seizure frequency among RTT patients. Additionally, music therapy was effective in relieving parenting stress, which may help healthcare providers initiate early intervention strategies that can prevent parenting stress and reduce the risk of depression. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The effectiveness of music therapy for individuals with Rett syndrome and their families.
CONCLUSION: The 24-week music therapy program was effective in improving social interaction, communication skills, eye contact, hand function, and reducing seizure frequency among RTT patients. Additionally, music therapy was effective in relieving parenting stress, which may help healthcare providers initiate early intervention strategies that can prevent parenting stress and reduce the risk of depression. PMID: 30670340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - January 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chou MY, Chang NW, Chen C, Lee WT, Hsin YJ, Siu KK, Chen CJ, Wang LJ, Hung PL Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Effect of music therapy on stress in chemically dependent people: a quasi-experimental study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect of music therapy on the stress of chemically dependent people. METHOD: quasi-experimental study conducted at a philanthropic institution with 18 chemically dependent people undergoing treatment. Salivary cortisol (stress hormone) was collected in three moments: before, 60 minutes after, and 120 minutes after a music therapy group intervention. Statistical analysis adopted a significance level of p
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - January 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Taets GGC, Jomar RT, Abreu AMM, Capella MAM Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research

Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION:: Brief psychosocial interventions can improve clinically relevant health outcomes and should therefore be made available for patients receiving palliative care. PMID: 30648926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Palliative Medicine)
Source: Palliative Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Warth M, Kessler J, Koehler F, Aguilar-Raab C, Bardenheuer HJ, Ditzen B Tags: Palliat Med Source Type: research

Impact of an Active Music Therapy Intervention on Intensive Care Patients.
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 - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Golino AJ, Leone R, Gollenberg A, Christopher C, Stanger D, Davis TM, Meadows A, Zhang Z, Friesen MA Tags: Am J Crit Care Source Type: research

Verbal affordances of active and receptive music therapy methods in major depressive disorder and schizophrenia-spectrum disorder
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Carol LotterAbstractPrevious research on active and receptive music therapy methods mostly reports on response to musical processes and therapeutic impact. Preceding such interests, our study examined qualitatively the verbal affordances during a course of eight individual music therapy sessions among twenty participants with a major depressive disorder or a schizophrenia-spectrum psychotic disorder. Audio-video recordings of 131 sessions were transcribed verbatim and subjected to thematic analysis, following which comparisons fo...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Impact of supportive therapy modalities on heart rate variability in cancer patients - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Supportive therapy modalities may have the potential to enhance vegetative functioning. In this context, heart rate variability analysis appears to be an easily applicable and safe method to evaluate cancer related autonomic dysfunction. More large prospective multicentre randomised controlled trials are needed. Implication for rehabilitation Most cancer patients face autonomic dysfunction due to the disease itself the applied treatments or combination of both. HRV measurement is an easy and safe method to asses autonomic dysfunction. Supportive treatments targeting on an elevation of the vagal tone and autono...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - December 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Palma S, Keilani M, Hasenoehrl T, Crevenna R Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

The Impact of Music Therapy in Paediatric Palliative Care in Residential Hospice
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)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - November 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hannah You, Sandra Ross Source Type: research

Music Therapy and Palliative Care: Systematic Review
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)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - November 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tamara Vesel, Soham Dave Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy on the interaction of the self and emotions-An interim analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Specific personality dimensions predict greater targeted emotion modulation strategies if music therapy is applied than without it. That is, music therapy helps patients acquire more conscious (i.e. cognitive-related strategies) emotion modulation techniques by means of including their individual personality, whereas patients without music therapy simply "vent" their negative emotions (i.e. non-cognitive strategies). Conversely, the data suggest that music therapy can contribute to modify personality dimensions through the development of these emotion modulation strategies. This could be a plausible ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gebhardt S, Dammann I, Loescher K, Wehmeier PM, Vedder H, von Georgi R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A randomised controlled pilot and feasibility study of music therapy for improving the quality of life of hospice inpatients
Evidence about the effectiveness of music therapy for improving the quality of life of palliative care patients is positive but weak in terms of risk of bias. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 27, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Jenny Kirkwood, Mike Clarke, Evie Gardner, Saskie Dorman, Kerry McGrillen and Joanne Reid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Music Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic progressive neurologic disorder involving degeneration of the dopaminergic system. Its clinical manifestations include motor and nonmotor symptoms. Several nonpharmacologic therapies, such as music therapy (MT), have recently been developed in order to improve the clinical manifestations of this disease. The aim of this narrative literature review is to analyze the scientific evidence for the therapeutic effects of music in PD. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - November 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalia Garc ía-Casares, Julia Eva Martín-Colom, Juan Antonio García-Arnés Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation/aggressive behaviour in patients with dementia: a randomized controlled crossover trial.
Authors: Dimitriou TD, Verykouki E, Papatriantafyllou J, Konsta A, Kazis D, Tsolaki M Abstract Agitation/aggressive behaviour is a common behavioural and psychological symptom in people with dementia (PwD), occurring with a frequency of between 13-50.4% according to recent studies, and the rate increases as the severity of cognitive decline increases. The burden on caregivers is considerable. This trial is a randomized controlled crossover trial conducted in Greece. The following measures were used: the Mini-Mental State Examination, Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised, Geriatric Depression Scale, Functiona...
Source: Functional Neurology - November 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research

Survey of Integrative Medicine in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (The SIMM Study-2)
Background:Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) characterized by clonal cell proliferation, splenomegaly, and significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine interventions may offer unique symptom management strategies. (Gowin, et al., EHA 2017). Here we describe integrative interventions utilized and association with symptom burden, quality of life, depression, and fatigue adjusted for lifestyle confounders.Methods:Patients were recruited via social media. Consent and online self-report surveys were completed capturing patient demogr...
Source: Blood - November 21, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Gowin, K. L., Langlais, B. T., Millstine, D., Kosiorek, H. E., Huberty, J., Eckert, R., Mesa, R. A. Tags: 634. Myeloproliferative Syndromes: Clinical: Poster II Source Type: research

A music therapy intervention as an adjunct to chest physiotherapy in children with cystic fibrosis
Background: Chest physiotherapy (CPT) in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) is an important component of their therapy. It requires a significant commitment of time and energy what complicates CPT adherence and reduces its benefits. Music therapy (MT) is considered a tool to improve positive affective responses in patients with chronic diseases.Aims: To establish CPT as a positive routine in CF patients it is very important, and a MT strategy could help to develop this response.Methods: Instrumental music specifically composed, interpreted and compiled to CF children was used as an adjunct to each part of CPT routine. We c...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Perez Frias, J., Montero-Ruiz, A., Fuentes Galvez, L. A., Perez-Ruiz, E., Diaz Huelamo, M. P., Martin-Montanez, E. Tags: Cystic fibrosis Source Type: research

Songs created by military service members in music therapy: A retrospective analysis
This study analyzed 14 songs written by 11 active-duty service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury, and psychological health conditions, who received music therapy services at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a Directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the United States of America. Service members wrote songs over the course of two or more individual music therapy sessions. Latent thematic analysis of the song lyrics yielded four main themes: (a) personal struggles and barriers to recovery, (b) moving forward, (c) relational challenges, and (d) positive r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations between Music and the Sensory System: Integrative Review for Child Therapy
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Vered Simhon, Cochavit Elefant, Hod OrkibiAbstractSensory processing disorder (SPD) is a disruption in the organization of sensory input that affects appropriate responses to the demands of the environment. The consequences of SPD in children may include a developmental lag as well as behavioral and emotional problems. Music therapy is particularly suitable for children with a sensory processing disorder because music and the sensory system are both linked to the nervous system. This suggests there is a need to better understand ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Music Therapy and Pain Management in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: An Evidence-Based Practice Quality Improvement Project
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)
Source: Pain Management Nursing - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Sonia Pathania, Larry Z. Slater, Courtney Vose, Ann-Margaret Navarra Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Musical Moments in the Creative Practice of Family Therapy
This article uses music as a metaphor for family therapy process and practice.#anzf1341-note-1001 The overture begins looking at the family using the symphony as an analogy highlighting insight into musical improvisation as integral to the progression of acceptance to change. Several other key music therapy strategies discussed include therapeutic songwriting, song discussions, and lyric substitution, all within the framework of family therapy. The finale concludes with a caution on the fundamental importance of building rapport rather than being too technique ‐focused, for music itself is ultimately the social glue that...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT) - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: James L. H. Yeow Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Stakeholder input into the implementation of a new music therapy program in a mental health service
Mental Health Review Journal, Ahead of Print. Purpose Music therapy programs are increasingly common and necessary in mental health services. However, there is little knowledge of the key factors which influence the successful implementation of new therapeutic programs. The purpose of this paper is to explore how stakeholder input influenced the implementation and sustainability of a new music therapy program in four services within a large government funded mental health department in Melbourne, Australia. Design/methodology/approach For a period of 12 months, two cycles of assessment, action and evaluation were conducted...
Source: Mental Health Review Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The effectiveness of music therapy for terminally ill patients :A meta-analysis and systematic review
The quality of death has increasingly raised concern because of the physical and psychological suffering of patients with advanced disease. Music therapy has been widely used in palliative care; however, its physical and mental effectiveness remains unclear. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - October 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yinyan Gao, Yanping Wei, Wenjiao Yang, Lili Jiang, Xiuxia Li, Jie Ding, Guowu Ding Tags: Review Article Source Type: research