Music Therapy for Coping Self-Efficacy in an Acute Mental Health Setting: A Randomized Pilot Study.
Abstract For adults with mental illness, coping skills represent an integral component of illness management and recovery (IMR) programs. Music therapy can be used to target IMR but empirical research specific to coping is needed. The purpose of this study was to determine if educational music therapy can influence coping self-efficacy in acute care mental health inpatients. Adults on an acute care mental health unit (N = 92) were cluster-randomized to one of three single-session conditions over 24 group-based sessions: educational lyric analysis, educational songwriting, or control. Although results...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Silverman MJ Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research

The Use of Music and Visual Therapy for Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Nausea in the Adult Oncology Patient
Research shows music can move people and motivate us to overcome obstacles. Music therapy can lower stress, promote comfort and reduce pain for all ages, genders and race. Our proposal, Music and Visual therapy for the Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Naus The Use of Music and Visual Therapy for Post-Operative Pain, Anxiety and Nausea in the Adult Oncology Patientea has the potential to positively impact Symptom Management, Wellness and Quality Improvement. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - August 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Danielle Plapus-George, Charlene Weiss Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

Music therapy supported the health ‐related quality of life for children undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants
Acta Paediatrica,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - July 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: L Uggla , L ‐O Bonde , U Hammar , B Wrangsjö , B Gustafsson Source Type: research

Music-based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia.
CONCLUSIONS: Providing people with dementia who are in institutional care with at least five sessions of a music-based therapeutic intervention probably reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioural problems at the end of treatment. It may also improve emotional well-being and quality of life and reduce anxiety, but may have little or no effect on agitation or aggression or on cognition. We are uncertain about effects on social behaviour and about long-term effects. Future studies should examine the duration of effects in relation to the overall duration of treatment and the number of sessions. PMID: 30...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - July 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: van der Steen JT, Smaling HJ, van der Wouden JC, Bruinsma MS, Scholten RJ, Vink AC Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Mind-Body Therapies in Childhood Cancer
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAdvances in the field of Pediatric Oncology have led to increased survival rates in children with cancer, and addressing the emotional well-being and quality of life of this specific population is a critical component of care. Mind-body therapies (MBTs) are an adjuvant modality of treatment that appears to have a positive impact on patient quality of life, patient mental health, and family perceptions toward illness. In this review, we describe several evidence-based MBTs, such as art therapy, meditation, prayer, music therapy, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, their use, and our personal experie...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - July 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effect of Thai instrumental folk music on blood pressure: A randomized controlled trial in stage-2 hypertensive patients.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that Thai instrumental folk music listening was effective for SBP and DBP reduction in stage-2 HT patients. This therapy can be used as an alternating approach simultaneously with pharmacological treatment. This trial was registered retrospectively after completion to ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT03381820. PMID: 30012391 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Im-Oun S, Kotruchin P, Thinsug P, Mitsungnern T, Techa-Atik P, Pongchaiyakul C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Impact of Music Therapy in the Postoperative Setting on Overall Patient Satisfaction Using Validated Outcome Scores
Previous studies have examined music therapy (MT) as a potential modality to relieve negative postoperative symptoms such as pain. This randomized control trial examined the use of MT on patient satisfaction in the postanesthesia care unit. (Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Christopher P. Chiodo, Cornelia Keyser, David Palms, Christopher Malone, Eric M. Bluman, Jeremy T. Smith Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Impact of Music Therapy in the Postoperative Setting on Overall Patient Satisfaction Using Validated Outcome Scores.
CONCLUSIONS: MT given in the postoperative setting has no impact on overall patient satisfaction. PMID: 30025665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chiodo CP, Keyser C, Palms D, Malone C, Bluman EM, Smith JT Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Postnatal anxiety prevalence, predictors and effects on development: A narrative review
Publication date: May 2018Source: Infant Behavior and Development, Volume 51Author(s): Tiffany FieldAbstractThe 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...
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - July 11, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The impact of music therapy on pain and stress reduction during oocyte retrieval – a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionMusic is a simple, inexpensive and effective way to reduce pain score and increase satisfaction with pain control during TUGOR procedure, which may justify its routine use. (Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online)
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Give music therapy a chance in post-stroke rehabilitation
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(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 - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cognitive, emotional, and neural benefits of musical leisure activities in aging and neurological rehabilitation: A critical review
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2017Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Teppo SärkämöAbstractMusic has the capacity to engage auditory, cognitive, motor, and emotional functions across cortical and subcortical brain regions and is relatively preserved in aging and dementia. Thus, music is a promising tool in the rehabilitation of aging-related neurological illnesses, such as stroke and Alzheimer disease. As the population ages and the incidence and prevalence of these illnesses rapidly increases, music-based interventions that are enjoyable and effective in the everyd...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Affective and autonomic response to dynamic rhythmic entrainment: Mechanisms of a specific music therapy factor
The objective of this study was to examine specific cardiovascular and affective effects of live music matched with the listener’s heart beat, with the tempo gradually decreased to assess the relaxation effect.Thirty apparently healthy students were randomized to either the experimental (EG) or the control group (CG). After a brief mental stress task, both groups listened to a live music therapy relaxation technique. While a biofeedback device was utilized to enable real-time synchronization of relaxing music to the listener’s pulse in the EG, the tempo in the CG was fixed to 70 beats per minute. Self-ratings o...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology 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: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Steven Lyons, Vicky Karkou, Brenda Roe, Bonnie Meekums, Michael RichardsAbstractIn 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 - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology 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: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Sue Baines, Jane EdwardsAbstractAnalytical 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 - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The user-friendliness of drama: Implications for drama therapy and psychodrama admission and training
This article addresses 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. Attention is given to the concept 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, as well as drama therapy and psychodrama training in Israel, the US and the UK. I then highlight the three main developmental, psychosocial, and artistic r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acute care mental health workers’ assumptions and expectations of music therapy: A qualitative investigation
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Michael J. Silverman, Jennifer BibbAbstractA 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 fac...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology 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 - July 10, 2018 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: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Lori F. Gooding, Bethany TrainorAbstractParents 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’ experiences ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Cross-cultural music therapy: Reflections of American music therapists working internationally
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Miranda S. Grimmer, Melody Schwantes (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Classification, diagnosis and therapy
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2018Source: Pharmacology & TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Samata R. Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I. TaraziAbstractAutism 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. Heredit...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - July 10, 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
ConclusionsLive 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 - July 10, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Case of post-stroke depression
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Facai LINAbstractBy 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 curati...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A novel integrative healing services approach for neurosurgery inpatients: Preliminary experiences and cost calculations
This study characterizes and evaluates how Integrative Healing Services (IHS) affects patient pain levels and length of stay. We also performed a literature review to examine national trends in inpatient integrative healing.MethodsAn IHS team (e.g. acupuncture, healing touch, music therapy, pet therapy, and counseling) was incorporated into the treatment regimen of neurosurgery inpatients (with>4 days of stay) with chronic or intractable pain, stress or depression, and/or patients intolerant to or who failed physical or occupational therapy.Results34 charts were retrospectively reviewed, with 17 patients receiving IHS...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review
ConclusionThe benefit of providing additional allied health services is clearer in subacute rehabilitation settings than for acute general medical and surgical wards in hospitals.RegistrationPROSPERO CRD76771. [Sarkies MN, White J, Henderson K, Haas R, Bowles J, Evidence Translation in Allied Health (EviTAH) Group (2018) Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy 64: 142–158] (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Affective and autonomic response to dynamic rhythmic entrainment: Mechanisms of a specific music therapy factor
The objective of this study was to examine specific cardiovascular and affective effects of live music matched with the listener’s heart beat, with the tempo gradually decreased to assess the relaxation effect.Thirty apparently healthy students were randomized to either the experimental (EG) or the control group (CG). After a brief mental stress task, both groups listened to a live music therapy relaxation technique. While a biofeedback device was utilized to enable real-time synchronization of relaxing music to the listener’s pulse in the EG, the tempo in the CG was fixed to 70 beats per minute. Self-ratings o...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Classification, diagnosis and therapy
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2018Source: Pharmacology & TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Samata R. Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I. TaraziAbstractAutism 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. Heredit...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - July 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

The impact of music therapy on pain and stress reduction during oocyte retrieval – a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionMusic is a simple, inexpensive and effective way to reduce pain score and increase satisfaction with pain control during TUGOR procedure, which may justify its routine use. (Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online)
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - July 5, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Give music therapy a chance in post-stroke rehabilitation
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(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 - July 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cognitive, emotional, and neural benefits of musical leisure activities in aging and neurological rehabilitation: A critical review
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2017Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Teppo SärkämöAbstractMusic has the capacity to engage auditory, cognitive, motor, and emotional functions across cortical and subcortical brain regions and is relatively preserved in aging and dementia. Thus, music is a promising tool in the rehabilitation of aging-related neurological illnesses, such as stroke and Alzheimer disease. As the population ages and the incidence and prevalence of these illnesses rapidly increases, music-based interventions that are enjoyable and effective in the everyd...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation 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: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Sue Baines, Jane EdwardsAbstractAnalytical 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 - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology 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: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Steven Lyons, Vicky Karkou, Brenda Roe, Bonnie Meekums, Michael RichardsAbstractIn 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 - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The user-friendliness of drama: Implications for drama therapy and psychodrama admission and training
This article addresses 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. Attention is given to the concept 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, as well as drama therapy and psychodrama training in Israel, the US and the UK. I then highlight the three main developmental, psychosocial, and artistic r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acute care mental health workers’ assumptions and expectations of music therapy: A qualitative investigation
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Michael J. Silverman, Jennifer BibbAbstractA 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 fac...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology 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 - July 5, 2018 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: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Lori F. Gooding, Bethany TrainorAbstractParents 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’ experiences ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Affective and autonomic response to dynamic rhythmic entrainment – Mechanisms of a specific music therapy factor
The objective of this study was to examine specific cardiovascular and affective effects of live music that was initially matched with the listener’s heart beat and then gradually decreased to promote relaxation.Thirty apparently healthy students were randomized to either the experimental (EG) or the control group (CG). After a brief mental stress task, both groups listened to a live music therapy relaxation technique. While a biofeedback device was utilized to enable real-time synchronization of relaxing music to the listener’s pulse in the EG, the tempo in the CG was fixed to 70 beats per minute. Outcomes enc...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Cross-cultural music therapy: Reflections of American music therapists working internationally
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Miranda S. Grimmer, Melody Schwantes (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Can live music therapy reduce distress and pain in children with burns after wound care procedures? A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsLive 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 - July 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Case of post-stroke depression
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Facai LINAbstractBy 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 curati...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A novel integrative healing services approach for neurosurgery inpatients: Preliminary experiences and cost calculations
This study characterizes and evaluates how Integrative Healing Services (IHS) affects patient pain levels and length of stay. We also performed a literature review to examine national trends in inpatient integrative healing.MethodsAn IHS team (e.g. acupuncture, healing touch, music therapy, pet therapy, and counseling) was incorporated into the treatment regimen of neurosurgery inpatients (with>4 days of stay) with chronic or intractable pain, stress or depression, and/or patients intolerant to or who failed physical or occupational therapy.Results34 charts were retrospectively reviewed, with 17 patients receiving IHS...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Postnatal anxiety prevalence, predictors and effects on development: A narrative review
Publication date: May 2018Source: Infant Behavior and Development, Volume 51Author(s): Tiffany FieldAbstractThe 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...
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - July 5, 2018 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review
ConclusionThe benefit of providing additional allied health services is clearer in subacute rehabilitation settings than for acute general medical and surgical wards in hospitals.RegistrationPROSPERO CRD76771. [Sarkies MN, White J, Henderson K, Haas R, Bowles J, Evidence Translation in Allied Health (EviTAH) Group (2018) Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy 64: 142–158] (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Response to the Letter to the Editor “Music Listening for People Living With Dementia”
In the response letter concerning our recent article, we appreciate seeing the constructive viewpoints on how we should implement the receptive music therapy. We also spent time investigating the format of delivery, including the type of music selection. However, a major limitation of meta-analyses is that one can only investigate secondary data, with limited details. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - July 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joyce Y.C. Chan, Kelvin K.F. Tsoi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Music Listening for People Living With Dementia
We have very much appreciated the article entitled “Receptive Music Therapy Is More Effective Than Interactive Music Therapy to Relieve Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” by Tsoi et al1 and the authors’ efforts to compare active music approaches with music listening in dementia. This is a lso one of the main points suggested by a previous Cochrane Review publication regarding music interventions in dementia. However, we would like to introduce some remarks arising from this paper. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - July 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Alfredo Raglio, Ester Pavlic, Daniele Bellandi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

New Connections in Music Therapy and Audiology
No abstract available (Source: The Hearing Journal)
Source: The Hearing Journal - July 1, 2018 Category: Audiology Tags: Hearing Matters Source Type: research

Affective and autonomic response to dynamic rhythmic entrainment – Mechanisms of a specific music therapy factor
The objective of this study was to examine specific cardiovascular and affective effects of live music that was initially matched with the listener’s heart beat and then gradually decreased to promote relaxation. Thirty apparently healthy students were randomized to either the experimental (EG) or the control group (CG). After a brief mental stress task, both groups listened to a live music therapy relaxation technique. While a biofeedback device was utilized to enable real-time synchronization of relaxing music to the listener’s pulse in the EG, the tempo in the CG was fixed to 70 beats per minute. Outcomes en...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - June 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review
Conclusion The benefit of providing additional allied health services is clearer in subacute rehabilitation settings than for acute general medical and surgical wards in hospitals. Registration PROSPERO CRD76771. [Sarkies MN, White J, Henderson K, Haas R, Bowles J, Evidence Translation in Allied Health (EviTAH) Group (2018) Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy XX: XX–XX] (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - June 19, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Role of Music for Conscious Sedation During Invasive Cardiac Catheterization,, ✰✰✰
Patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization (ICC) can experience anxiety and pain. A common practice in the United States is to administer benzodiazepines and opioids for conscious sedation to relieve these symptoms. Music may reduce anxiety and pain perception. We sought to evaluate the role of music in lieu of pharmacotherapy for conscious sedation during elective ICC. A retrospective data analysis was performed on patients who underwent ICC and received music therapy +/- intravenous sedation/analgesics based on patient's preference compared to control patients who were offered and received intravenous sedation/...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ramin Ebrahimi, Weiyi Tan Source Type: research

Role of Music for Conscious Sedation During Invasive Cardiac Catheterization
Patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization (ICC) can experience anxiety and pain. A common practice in the United States is to administer benzodiazepines and opioids for conscious sedation to relieve these symptoms. Music may reduce anxiety and pain perception. We sought to evaluate the role of music in lieu of pharmacotherapy for conscious sedation during elective ICC. A retrospective data analysis was performed on patients who underwent ICC and received music therapy ± intravenous sedation/analgesics based on patient's preference compared with control patients who were offered and received intravenous se...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ramin Ebrahimi, Weiyi Tan Source Type: research