Jourt-Pineau C.,Service doncologie et radiotherapie |
Guetin S.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research |
Vedrine L.,Service doncologie et radiotherapie |
Le Moulec S.,Service doncologie et radiotherapie |
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Introduction: Recent clinical studies have confirmed the benefits of music therapy in the management of pain, anxiety, mood and improving the quality of life of cancer patients. It would further reduce nausea and physical and psychological suffering. Objectives: To assess the value of receptive music therapy on pain and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients and/or followed in oncology. Patients and methods: Prospective study in 24patients hospitalized with cancer and/or followed on an outpatient basis with the Visual Analogic Scale (VAS 0to 10) pain and/or anxiety greater or equal to 3. Patients received weekly sessions of receptive music therapy according to the protocol adapted from the U-based music therapy method by a trained music therapist. They quantified their level of pain and anxiety on two visual analogue scales before, after and 30. minutes after each session. Results: The receptive music therapy allows significant reductions in pain (P< 0.001) during the session (-58.3%) until 30. minutes after (-59.7%). A reduction in anxiety ( P< 0.001) was observed during the session (-74.3%) until 30. minutes after (-72.6%). Discussion/Conclusion: The results of this feasibility study demonstrate that receptive music therapy according to the protocol adapted from the U-based music therapy method helps to reduce pain and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients and/or followed in oncology. In addition, music therapy fits perfectly into a multidisciplinary management and overall patient and is well accepted by patients and teams. A randomized controlled study is needed to validate these initial results. © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. Source