The researchers found that both music therapy and music medicine had a positive effect on well-being psychological and physical development of cancer patients.
and patients who listened to music required reduced levels of analgesics compared to those who did not.
Researchers at Drexel University in Pennsylvania analyzed studies that examined the effects of music therapy a personalized musical experience offered by trained music therapists and medicine music, music recordings prescribed by a doctor or a nurse
Dr. Joke Bradt, who led the study, said: “We found that music therapy interventions specifically help improve patients’ quality of life
“these findings are important as these results play an important role in patients’ overall well-being.”
the team analyzed a total of 52 trials, comprising more than 3,700 participants with cancer.
One of the major findings was that musical interventions of any kind as a result a “moderate” in order to “strong” in reducing patient anxiety.
The music was also found to result in a small reduction in rates of heart rate and breathing and shown to help reduce blood pressure.
Dr. Bradt said: “The results of individual studies suggest that listening to music can reduce the need for anesthetics and analgesics, as well as decreasing the recovery time and the duration of hospitalization, but more is needed research to these findings [
“Both interventions medical music and music therapy play an important role in cancer treatment but did not know very well but that interventions may be most appropriate for the type of result. “
the team are now ready for the music therapy to be adopted more widely in the treatment of cancer, given the positive results found.
Dr. Bradt , He said: “. We hope the results of this review will encourage health care providers at medical centers to seriously consider the use of music therapy in the psychosocial care of people with cancer “