The Effects Of Music Therapy On Anxiety Of Patients With Breast Cancer After Radical Mastectomy

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This paper will conduct a critical appraisal of research over “Effects of music therapy on anxiety of patients with breast cancer after radical mastectomy: a randomized clinical trial” by Li, Wang, Yan, Zhang & Zhou published in July 2011.
Introduction: Authors, Qualifications, Title, Abstract
Xiao- Mei Li, Hong Yan, Kia-Na Zhou, Duo-Lao Wang and Yin-Ping Zhang are the researchers who worked together to create the clinical trial being discussed. Li, Zhou, Yan, Wang, Zhang all possess either PhDs or Master level degrees. Li, Zhou, and Zhang work as Associate Professors or Research Assistants in the Department of Nursing and College of Medicine at the Xi’an Jiatong University in China. Yan is a professor in the Department of Public Health at the Xi’an Jiatong University in China. Wang is a professor in the Department of Medical Statistics and faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom. It is not stated if the researchers work in the field of cancer research. Each of the researchers has previously published numerous research studies. They do hold the educational preparedness and the expertise in order to conduct the study. The title ‘Effects of music therapy on anxiety of patients with breast cancer after radical mastectomy: a randomized clinical trial’ allows the reader or appraiser to immediately understand what variables are being studied, what population the study is being performed on and the

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