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Music therapy in supportive cancer care

Malgorzata Monika Stanczyk

The purpose of this paper is to show some aspects of music therapy application in cancer care and to present the integration of music therapy program into a continuous supportive cancer care for inpatients. A cancer diagnosis is one of the most feared and serious life events that causes stress in individuals and families.

Cancer disrupts social, physical and emotional well-being and results in a range of emotions, including anger, fear, sadness, guilt, embarrassment and shame. Music therapy is a part of a complementary medicine program in supportive cancer care which accompanies medical treatment.

There are many benefits of music therapy for cancer patients—interactive music therapy techniques (instrumental improvisation, singing) as well as receptive music therapy techniques (listening to recorded or live music, music and imaginary) can be used to improve mood, decrease stress, pain, anxiety level and enhance relaxation.

Music therapy is an effective form of supporting cancer care for patients during the treatment process. It may be also basic for planning effective programs of rehabilitation to promote wellness, improve physical and emotional well-being and the quality of life. Lees hier het volledige artikel

The use of music therapy during the treatment of Cancer patients: a Collection of evidenc

Constance Boyde,  Ulrike Linden,  Katja Boehm, Thomas Ostermann,

The use of music therapy in the integrative treatment of cancer patients is a therapeutic option whose salutogenetic potential is shown in many case studies such as those presented here. Study results, however, did not draw a conclusive picture of the overall effect of music therapy.

In addition to further clinical trials, the evidence mosaic should be complemented with qualitative studies, single case descriptions, and basic research.the use of music therapy during the treatment of Cancer patients: a Collection of evidence

Background: Music therapy is one of the oldest forms of creative art therapy and has been shown to have effects in different clinical and therapeutic settings, such as schizophrenia, pain, cardiovascular parameters, and dementia. Lees hier het volledig artikel

The effectiveness of music in relieving pain in cancer patients

Huang, Good, Zauszniewski

Using MANCOVA, there was significantly less posttest pain in the music versus the control group, p<.001. Effect sizes were large, Cohen’s d=.64, sensation, d=.70, distress, indicating that music was very helpful for pain. Thirty minutes of music provided 50% relief in 42% of the music group compared to 8% of the controls.

The number needed to treat (NNT) to find one with 50% sensation relief was three patients. More patients chose Taiwanese music (71%) than American music (29%), but both were liked and effective.

Offering a choice of familiar, culturally appropriate music was a key element of the intervention. Findings extend the Good and Moore theory (1996) to cancer pain. Soft music was safe, effective, and liked by participants. It provided greater relief of cancer pain than analgesics alone. Thus nurses should offer calming, familiar music to supplement analgesic medication for persons with cancer pain. lees hier het gehele onderzoek

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Geschreven op 08 - sep - 2019