Therapeutic use of music is also extremely effective at reducing the everyday aches and pains that humans experience. Slow and methodical music slows the brain waves and helps the muscles in our body to relax, reducing muscle pain (Coleman). A significant amount of today’s population also experiences depression in some shape way or form and music therapy has been proven to be one of the most successful ways to help patients cope with depression. “Individual music therapy combined with standard care is extremely effective for lowering [depression] among working age people,” says Professor Christian Gold at the University of British Columbia (Paddock). “Music therapy is so effective because it allows patients to express their feelings in a safe way,” mentions Elizabeth Fawcett (MT-BC) (Peach). Hospital patients experienced consistently shorter and more pleasant stays when undergoing music therapy along with traditional treatment (Meyer).
Music Therapy has had numerous clinical studies to suggest that not only musical therapy is an effective means of treatment, but the sound of music is soothing and comfortable, and it lowers cortisol, a stress hormone, as much as 25%. The music can reduce pain for patients who have come out of surgery, decreases nausea with patients who are receiving chemotherapy, and increases awareness of self and environment. A study conducted at Yale University School of medicine proved that patients who were awake during a surgical procedure listening to their favorite music need lower doses of pain medication than patients who did not listen to music (Syed, 2006).
THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSED PATIENTS OGABA ANITA BAIYERE PRECIOUS MODUPE AJISAFE (not involved yet) IZE ANUMA ABSTRACT The goal of the study is to examine the effects of music to anxiety and depressed patients. Music has been a therapeutic treatment used for a long time. Percentages of people who are aware and use this complementary medicine are on a low range. Depression is a state of measuring low mood and apathy (especially to his day to day activities). Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling, a dread over a future event. This study presents the effect of music on the brain and on depression and anxiety.
YJT Task 1 Sherrie Byrd 000550774 March 5, 2016 Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to persuade my audience that music can be used to help with stress as well as pain. I want my audience to see that the use of music in everyday
Analyzing the Effect of Music on Postoperative Pain and Anxiety The effect of music on postoperative pain and anxiety was studied on an orthopedic unit in a central Florida hospital (Allred, Byers, & Sole, 2010). The authors clearly identified the problem many total knee arthroplasty patients experience after surgery is moderate to severe postoperative pain and increased anxiety. Throughout the introduction of the study, it was stressed the importance and need for this research to be conducted. The authors discussed the effects of inadequately treated pain and how health care professionals, including nursing, should make it a priority in a patient’s treatment plan (Allred et al., 2010). Several references were provided supporting the issue
Due to the extensive procedures surrounding treatment, patients often experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms and side effects that negatively impact their quality of life and ability to cope with and manage an illness. Providing a choice of music during a receptive music therapy session may not only distract the patient from negative affective states, but also may provide a sense of autonomy and control over a patient 's immediate environment. The purpose of the essay was to determine whether receptive music therapy can improve two general dimensions of emotional experience and pain in a single session for patients. The guiding research question was: Will participants experience improved positive affect following a music therapy session? In my opinion ,I think the answer is yes. music therapy definitely have a positive effect on patients.
A flood of opioids would also explain music's effect on our body. Listening to music is known to raise people's pain thresholds, so much so that in some cases, it can be used to reduce the need for morphine-like painkillers.
For this example, we develop the question: In a pre-procedure setting, does listening to music help reduce the level of anxiety for adult patients undergoing a stressful procedure? The question falls into the clinical therapy category because it seeks to answer the question about the effectiveness of music. To find best practice, we search literature databases for recent experimental or quasi-experimental studies that are appropriate to the question (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2014-a). The following articles show examples of research that examine the relationship between music and anxiety. Kim, Evangelista, and Park (2015) conducted an integrative review and meta-analysis that finds music intervention has a positive effect on reducing anxiety for patients on hemodialysis. Mohammadi, Mirhagher, Torabi, Mirsane, and Moradi (2014) conducted and randomized quasi-experimental study that shows a significant decrease in physiological parameters and anxiety levels in the trial group when compared to the control group. Thompson, Moe, and Lewis (2014) conducted a quasi-experimental study that finds a significant decrease in anxiety for patients who listen to music before surgery. It shows that the higher the level of anxiety, the greater the benefit from the
The therapeutic and healing properties of music have been recognized throughout history. Rothrock (2011) stated that music is recognized as a way to decrease the physiologic and behavioral anxiety found in most surgical patients. Anxiety is a powerful emotion that can trigger physiological responses, cause stress, increase pain sensation and delay wound healing (Upton, 2014). Surgeons often prescribe medication to relieve anxiety preoperatively without consideration of an alternative intervention. Complementary interventions such as music therapy can provide a level of distraction, thus promoting a reduction in anxiety level (Comeaux, & Steele-Moses, 2013).
There have been many studies on music, palliative care, and the effect that music could have on improving patient outcomes associated with pain. The studies that were examined all had a common theme - that music interventions were effective in decreasing pain level to some extent. While
Music — To occupy your mind, we offer music to listen to during your treatment. This helps many patients relax and feel comfortable with the visit.
Background A major intervention executed by the medical surgical nurse is the pain management of post-operative patients. Often, this pain is not adequately treated by medications alone (Vaajoki et al, 2011). For post-operative patients, perceived pain can be measured with the use of a Visual Analog Scale. Overall, music therapy is a relatively new area of adjunct pain therapy and is therefore best researched in the generalized area of acute and neuropathic pain and anxiety. A potential area of further research lies in applying the use of music therapy to specific patient diagnosis as well as procedures, such as patient turning and bone marrow aspirations. This intervention is low-cost, is easily implemented and has no adverse
Introduction In an article by Vaajoki, Pietila, Kankkunen and Vehvilaimen-Julkunen (2010) the objective is to evaluate the effect of music therapy on pain distress and intensity after abdominal surgery. Vaajoki et al, begin by noting the positive effects of adjuvant music therapy for pain relief in surgery patients though limited research has been conducted specific to abdominal surgeries. They hypothesized patients receiving standard of care and music therapy report less pain intensity and distress than those who do not. The investigators used a prospective clinical study design, participants were randomized into the intervention (n = 83) and control groups (n = 85). The experimental group listened to 30 minutes of patient-selected music in addition to standard of care on day 1 and day 2 postoperatively. The control
Effects of Music Therapy on Reducing Pain in the Terminally Ill Pain, increased weakness, decreased intake of food and fluid, altered breathing patterns are some physical symptoms often experienced by the terminally ill (Kouch, 2006 as cited in Leow, Drury & Poon, 2010). Treating pain in the terminally ill is
The Unbeknownst Benefits of Music Therapy Music therapy, a clinical use of music interventions to accomplish therapeutic goals, involves a broad range of activities including playing an instrument, singing, or listening to music. Similar to occupational and physical therapy, this expressive arts therapy remedies psychological conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or hypertension to maintain the well-being of an individual. Likewise, music has been a therapeutic tool that has shown positive effects to parts of the brain including regions involved in emotion, sensation, movement, and cognition. Although music therapy is a somewhat new-found treatment, it is used prominently today. Administered by a trained therapist, this type of therapy is used in correctional facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and special education schools.