Questions related to Music Therapy
In the last years a lot of studies and meta-analyses have been published in music therapy. But in the light of the current "crisis of confidence" a lot of questions arose. Respecting the publication of Fanelli (D. Fanelli: „Positive“ Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences. PLOS one. 2010, 5 (4) e10068.) one question is about the high rate of positive results in psychology, clinical medicine and psychiatry. Therefor our intention is to find studies with negative results in the field of music therapy. Help from the community would be great.
I am working on the effect of music therapy on persons with Alzheimer's Disease. I require EEG signals of healthy individuals and people with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia that have undergone music therapy. Due to the on-going pandemic, I am unable to collect signals in real-time. It would be helpful if I could be directed to a database that I can get EEG signals from.
Researches have showed the cost-effectiveness of music experiences, as opposed to other types of experiences, in enhancing quality of life in the general public and for specific populations and age groups. It is hoped that inclusion of music in daily life enhance and maintain well-being of the people including patients with chronic diseases.
Given the positive effects of music on quality of life and reducing depression and anxiety in hospitalized patients, how can music therapy be promoted in hospitals?
I am attempting to write my first research literature review. Is this a good research question and topic? Can I please get some direction on a topic or research question associated with music therapy and cognitive neuroscience? My paper has to have at least ten full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles (ten years and younger). It has to be 8-12 pages. I have to include statistical analysis and methods. Thank you, sincerely for the help and support!
my research project is:
Effect of Aromatherapy and Music Therapy on Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Perceived Stress
Dependent: perceived stress scale (will be measured at the beginning of study, 1/2 way in, and end of study) so three times total.
Independent: 1: intervention group aromatherapy
2: intervention group music therapy
3: intervention group combo therapy
4: control group.
I forgot which spss system to use. I am trying to get the sample size using G-power but first I have to figure this out!
I am stressing out and don't know what to do.
I am researching LGBTQIA+ ageing and the unique experiences and challenges that people face. Any recommendations on insightful publications on these topics would be most welcome?
I am also interested in connecting with music therapists or psychotherpaists who may have worked with LGBTQIA+ older adults or LGBTQIA+ individuals who have engaged in music therapy.
I am working on a project - Effects of Music Therapy on Alzheimer Disease patients. It was originally a real-time simulation work but due to the pandemic, all the plans have gone down the drain.
Since I can't provide music to patients immediately, I thought of working on EEGs of Alzheimer's Disease patients alone.
I urgently require an Alzheimer's Disease patients' EEG database so that I can work on feature extraction with MATLAB.
It would be great if I can get a database to work on.
The tool should have the possibility to:
- upload mp3 files (for me and maybe the participants )
- define a set of questions which should be answered
(one kind of answer could be an audio file)
- give a selection of answers, between which participants could distribute for instance nine points. (answer 1, 3 and 4 could receive 0 points, 2 would get 7 and 5 2 points)
- there should be a management of participants, so that it would be registered, if one did answer a specific recording more than once
The listeners would choose an audio recording, and answer a set of questions regarding this recording. After the first, they could choose a second and do the same thing. So the name of the audio recording should be saved additionally to the answers.
I did a survey with google forms, after evaluating other tools, but there are some restrictions, which made the analysis of the answers quite difficult.
Will lavender aromatherapy, music therapy, or a combination of the therapies decrease cortisol levels and stress in AD caregivers? The null hypothesis would be the following: there is no relationship between music therapy, aromatherapy, and caregiver stress and cortisol levels.
I will be having four groups!
(A) Only Aromatherapy for 4 weeks
(B) Only Music therapy (assigned by music therapist based on participants' preference) for 4 weeks
(C) Both therapies for 4 weeks
(D) Control group no intervention
My research is about alzhimer's disease caregiver stress. I want to implement a 4 week long quasi- experimental study on one intervention group (no control) using pre-test post-test. I want to collect demographic data, Vital signs, salivary cortisol levels, perceived stress scale (PSS), and Kingston caregiver stress scale (KCSS). Then I will do the intervention (daily lavender aromatherapy via essential oil diffuser & 15 mins music therapy sessions for 4 weeks). Lastly, I will remeasure vital signs, salivary cortisol levels, PSS, and KCSS.
Are my variables correct?
Nominal: Marital status, number of household members, occupation, race, gender, and relationship to the care recipient.
Ratio: age, salivary cortisol level, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.
Ordinal: duration of providing caregiving, Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (KCSS) and A Global Measure of Perceived Stress scale (PSS).
Is my research design appropriate? What is the next step? DO I need null hypothesis?
I'm currently studying for an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, and am researching the effects of meditation and mindfulness on creativity and creative writing for therapeutic purposes. I was hoping for advice on research/ readings?
Hey everyone, I was hoping to gain a better understanding of conducting a systematic review and more specifically whether a systematic review needs to separate adult and pediatric populations. For instance, if I were conducting a systematic review on the use music therapy for reducing anxiety in a post-surgical patient population, would I need to specify if it is an adult or pediatric population?
Can my systematic review contain both adult and pediatric populations in the final results?
Thank you in advance for your help!
If a song is played louder does it increase or decrease our enjoyment towards a song? Do we have to already enjoy or dislike a song in order to notice the influence of volume? Any possible resources you can provide me with to read regarding this topic? Many thanks!
Congratulations on this wonderful international project. I am a postdoc researcher conducting microanalysis studies of vocal interactions (speech and singing) in premature mother-baby dioids at the Center for Studies of Sociology and Aesthetics at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon and Professor of the Master of Science. Music Therapy in Portugal in addition to performing duties as a volunteer music therapist in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Lisbon-Portugal. I would like to know if Portugal would be viable to apply as a partner of the LongStep Project and what are the conditions or requirements for this application.
As it's quite often the case, the research seems contradictory.
I've found that infrasound allegedly creates all sorts of psychological and emotional discomfort (there are many papers on low frequency noise becoming a public health problem for example) and that there are infrasonic (IS) frequencies with healing potential too—as in promoting pain relief, bone health, stimulating the healing of fractures, decreasing the symptoms of dysponea (an obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases.
I've also found some studies on the capacity of infrasound mechanical vibration to stimulate or inhibit microbial growth (this would have a wide scope of applications I'd imagine) and that the effects of mechanical vibration on cell activity do seem to remain controversial, since the mechanisms of vibration-induced biological effects on cells and organisms are not clear either.
I have the feeling that there's life-affirming potential to IS, so I'd appreciate any and all thoughts, suggestions and contributions on the matter :)
Hi everyone, I'm looking for research on music and vulnerability in music therapy. I'm interested in studies that are examining the level of vulnerability that clients experience during musical play and how that impacts the therapeutic process. Because music play requires an innate sense of vulnerability I'm wondering if this expedites the therapeutic process compared to traditional talk therapy maybe?
I am a psychologist specialized in psychotherapy and a musician graduated in non-European musical traditions with an indological address. I work in the field of pathological addictions and prevention in adolescence in the Health Service of the Piedmont region.
I use some Raga of Indian tradition that provide the opportunity to explore, through listening and singing, the emotional states aroused by sound. I do not know similar experiences in my country.
Background Information: A good dance friend of mine recently revealed to me that he has Parkinson's. During a recent dance clinic I decided to use what I know about music and Parkinson's (music helps improve movement) in order to see how it impacted his symptoms over the course of the week. At the beginning of the week, his symptoms were rather mild and music, when paired with dance, made him appear as if he was never diagnosed with Parkinson's. (Sometimes, even hours after listening to music or dancing, one would not be able to tell!) As the week went on, despite the music that was playing or the opportunities to dance, his symptoms appeared to worsen. To what extent does music help these individuals? What does exhaustion do to the brain that no longer allows music to help with motor functioning? What do I seem to be missing when reading this research? Many thanks!
Could you recommend any convincing studies about positive or neutral impact of listening music in 432 Hz intonation (in comparison to 440 Hz) to human health. What is your opinion in this area?
The difference between 432 Hz and 440 Hz is relatively small, but more and more artist (and scientists too) suggest that this kind of intonation would positive influence to relaxation and even health. Maybe its only marketing?
There is a very nice sample:
Recently, in my Psych of Music class, we were discussing the influence that music therapy (MT) has on people with aphasia after suffering a traumatic brain injury. After watching a video on Gabby Giffords, I started to wonder how internal speech is impacted, if at all. I am curious to see if internal speech plays a role in the positive outcomes of MT (in being able to produce internal music) and whether or not it is through the familiarity of MT music that provides cues for speech production. Please refer to my comment below for more information.
There is very little in the way of formal biomedical or behavioral evaluations of learning/playing harmonica; nor is there much social science on the harmonica or blues harp. Andrew Gussow is a humanities scholar of harmonica, and David Barrett wrote up an MRI study of the mouth and throat while playing harmonica, but I can find no others. Are you aware of any?
I am seeking more information about Hanna Kwaitkowska's six-step art-therapy evaluation framework in order to attempt to apply the framework to a music therapy evaluation. Obviously it will be an adaptation but I can only find parts of her writings; I am seeking other authors' insights and research outlining her six-step framework.
In our longifudinal yoga study with more paralell groups, we met a problem. In order to standardize the social effect of the classes, we asked the teacher not to initiate dialouges with participanzs before/after the lessons (but of course react any questions from the students). The teacher found that because of that, an important benefit of yoga, namely the social experience is lost.
How would you handle this in an intervention study: how to standardize the social effect without changing the intervention itself?
Does the knowledge of mathematics and acoustics help music creation? Dose it harmful to artist's soul and emotions?
A minor case that due to the changes suffered in recent months has begun has carried out their needs over claiming that it is not aware of effortless have led several guidelines without any results
I would like to focus on magnetic nanoparticules caused by car pollution and increasing rate of Alzheimer's disease.
It's for an exposé and then a bigger research at my school.
Thanks for you cooperation :)
I am developing a new course on this topic, so any well written articles or book chapters that explore the connections between curiosity and/or playing and human health (physical, psychological or psychosocially) as it relates to the built environment would be much appreciated. I have a few to start with, but I know you all have amazing resources! Thanks!
As a therapist at MMH and LCCH in Brisbane this is one of our major client populations. We would be very keen to stay apprised of how this project progresses.
There are ties to tie problems together as a boundary. If can break a hole for the boundary, then, those mental problems people can turn them into productive contributors.
I know there are some programs can help them:
Acupuncture or NADA treatments can help for the emotion disorder side.
A dream builder program can help them build up a dream and get out their situations. Please see the dream builder event to learn some concept and discuss with Mary Morrissey to see if she can talk to the community church or whatever. I know many coaches in this field, if there is funding opportunity, please let me know. I might refer you some coaches.
I'm doing my dissertation about music therapy in medieval arab and still cant find out what the factors of development are. thank for advance. :)
I am currently researching play, art, dance, music, and theater and teacher management tools in the classroom. I am in search of current articles. Governmental regulations have removed control of most classroom discipline from the teachers and school administrators. I believe the aforementioned therapies in the classroom could return order and discipline in a passive manner through teachers. I am in search of supporting articles. I have exhausted traditional avenues of research. I am mostly struggling with dance, music, and theater.
I'm trying to find out whether a movement-based music therapy affects the dopamine level of patients with Parkinson's disease. I would measure the dopamine level in patients' brain by a PET scan, but I haven't found an article that would specify what exactly 'normal dopamine level' means, what the specific numbers, units are, and how quantitative PET data are analyzed. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out and point me in the right direction.
Sounds, when organized into specific frequencies, can have emotional effects e.g. minor, major chords, etc. Can the resonating harmonic frequencies of voice have similar affect?
If so, could this correlate with historically charismatic individuals, like Hitler, Cesar Chavez, or Fidel Castro?
I'm working with people with muscular diseases and I would like to know if there's any scientific evidence of a positive relationship between quality of live and making music.
We are interested in arts related to mental health. One approach is for instance music therapy, but another angle is more general art activities, often facilitated by personell without therapeutic training, but rather a main background from the activity itself, like painters, musicians, actors etc. People with mental challenges seems to benefit from taking part i these activites. Does anyone have example of studies in this field? Especially local community based experiences would be interesting.
Bullying comes in many different forms. Some several examples of bullying including: name-calling, spreading rumors, threatening, teasing, excluding others from a group, humiliating others with public gestures, hitting, pinching, chasing, shoving,destroying or stealing belonging etc. There are several examples of the result of bullying which includes: makes people feel lonely, unhappy, frightened, unsafe, loss of confidence, unwilling to go to school, shyness etc.
Are there some music interventions to help teens who are affected by bullying?
P.S. It would be best to give me some surveys on this topic.
music is very commonly used for relaxation and probably acts by activation of parasympathetic nervous system. what is its effect on the return of bowel motility in a post laparotomy patient?
Music therapy is the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music. I think it is for treatment of mental diseases.Is there any research about music impression on treatment of a patient with a somatic chronic diseases not a mental diseases?
in my research dissertation i am looking at musical emotions when music is listened to in everyday settings. my undergraduate dissertation looked at musical emotions and physiological measures but in an experimental controlled lab. This time i would like to see how musical emotions are evoked in naturalistic settings.
Looking to add a questionnaire on perceived stress to a study in which music therapy is given to subjects who self identify as having high stress levels. I've seen the Perceived Stress Questionnaire which seems to have been highly validated and reliable. Just looking for other opinions/options.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Is it useful for every patients and all of diseases? How?
In line with Moller, Meier & Wall (2010), although their contribution is a theoretical proposal.
I am interested in methods to experimentally manipulate flow, e.g. listening to an audio message, intrinsically motivated tasks, listening to music, etc.
I think it is really interesting but with little developments, it's potential to study flow is enormous.
Moller, A. C., Meier, B. P., & Wall, R. D. (2010). Developing an experimental induction of flow: Effortless action in the lab. In Bruya, Brian (Ed) Effortless attention: A new perspective in the cognitive science of attention and action, 191-204. Cambridge, MA, US:MIT Press, 2010.
Is there a way, in which music or sound can influence a living system - especially the human body - directly and not only as a result of interactions between the hearing organs, ear, skin and bones, and brain activities?
I am researching expressing art therapy tactics that have been proven to relieve the physical or psychological symptoms brought on by Parkinson's Disease.
Ulwila method is a special music educational and therapeutic method for music education and music therapy for people with disabilities. This method is used mostly in special schools, organizations, but as I see it should be an easy applicable music educatiional method in preschool and primary education too.
I currently work with a two year old who is living with both, hearing and visual impairment. Is somebody experienced in this field and can help with ideas for effective interventions?
The child has no cognitive impairment and is spatially very well oriented. Focus of the therapy is currently to help her get in contact with other children.
Although MIT is a useful method for speech therapy in Broca aphasia and autism, but there is not enough research about that in different languages.Why? Please give me your opinion about that.
I’m currently a Master's student of research oriented music therapy at the SRH in Heidelberg/Germany. Within a project, we are currently looking for all the research centers worldwide, dealing with music therapeutic questions. Therefor I would like to ask for your help. If you are currently working in a research field of music therapy, it would be very helpful if you could send a short e-mail or message explaining where you’re coming from and what you’re working on right now.
For instance, if the person is feeling low and sad, does he/she choose to listen to music or songs whose lyrics reflects the sadness, or similarly when in a happier mood to listen to music that is more upbeat and cheerful?
Singing and other led activities are essential in music groups for pre-school children and parents. It provides a clear structure and helps both parents and children feel safe. What can improvisation offer to the group, particularly in promoting interactions between parents and their children?
Can anyone share any reference related to above topic?
I believe the approach of Miranda Yeoh is very important. Many years ago, during medical school, I studied for two years (before turning to surgical pathology) the rehabilitation of aphasic patients after a stroke. The majority of patients were older, came from the countryside and only spoke the local dialect . However, the rehabilitation was done in Italian. So these people who were older and had severe brain problems had to learn a new language. On this issue I had big problems with the heads, and this was the reason why I abandoned this field of study .
This can perhaps be related to the first problem Miranda shows: the fact that her students are not native English speakers. But I think there may be more. I do not know if she has watched the extensive literature on the rehabilitation of aphasic patients and music. Perhaps you might find some interesting ideas to tie the two. However, this work is very elegant and it could also open up new avenues in the treatment of children with dyslexia and attention deficit . What do you think of these suggestions?
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Music is well known to be a therapeutic tool for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and other conditions. What about its use in a larger context? With music so readily available for all, can it be harnessed to facilitate positive change?
Modern psychotherapy and psychiatry are currently very rational disciplines. There are a lot of advantages of rational perspectives of these disciplines. But humans are not only rational beings. In my opinion arts therapies (like music therapy, art therapy, dance and movement therapies, drama therapies, etc.) have the potential to contribute a lot to humanize psychotherapy and psychiatry contexts. These approaches are unfortunately often less respected in institutions and healthcare systems. What do you think?
Is there a difference between passive and interactive music intervention when it comes to reducing agitation in dementia?
There are many myths and philosophies of traditional and international musicians stating the music has the power of healing. If so, what is the evidence of it and which music can helpful in healing of particular diseases without any medications. Please provide your valuable comments and suggestions on it.
Music is the food of the soul, mind and the physical body benefits from it. It has often been reported that music has touched and reached the inner recesses of mankind. In communicating with cognitively impaired residents with various dementia, music therapy has been applied. In so doing, it positively influenced the quality of life of the residents.
How often has this been applied to residents who have been prescribed for a therapy? What is the dosage, and is there literature on this?
I need a survey that is valid and reliable for my dissertation proposal. I want to know what the kids (2nd graders) think about music therapy and whether or not they think music therapy would help them. The kids are speech-language delayed.