A randomized pilot study of music therapy in the form of patient-preferred live music on fatigue, energy and pain in hospitalized adult oncology patients on a blood and marrow transplant unit

Lacey Reimnitz, Michael J. Silverman

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Abstract

Introduction: There is a lack of randomized research measuring how music therapy might influence fatigue in oncology patients. Objective: The purpose of this randomized pilot study was to evaluate the effects of music therapy in the form of patient-preferred live music (PPLM) on fatigue, energy and pain in adults hospitalized on a blood and marrow transplant (BMT) unit. Method: Participants (n = 35) were randomly assigned to an experimental or wait-list control group and completed the Lee Fatigue Scale and a 10-point Likert-type pain scale at pre- and posttest. Results: Between-group posttest results were statistically significant for fatigue and pain, with the experimental group having less fatigue and pain than the control group. Conclusions: PPLM can be a preferred and effective intervention to immediately lessen fatigue and pain without pharmacological intervention. Implications for clinical practice, limitations and suggestions for future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-168
Number of pages15
JournalArts and Health
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Music therapy
  • blood
  • cancer
  • marrow
  • oncology
  • patient-preferred live music
  • randomized
  • transplant

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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