Live music is beneficial to preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit environment.

@article{Arnon2006LiveMI,
  title={Live music is beneficial to preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit environment.},
  author={Shmuel Arnon and Anat Shapsa and Liat Forman and Rivka H. Regev and Sof{\'i}a Bauer and Ita Litmanovitz and Tzipora Dolfin},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={131-6}
}
BACKGROUND Music stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits to preterm infants. We hypothesized that live music therapy was more beneficial than recorded music and might improve physiological and behavioral parameters of stable preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS Thirty-one stable infants randomly received live music, recorded music, and no music therapy over 3 consecutive days. A control of the environment noise level was imposed. Each therapy was… CONTINUE READING
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