The effects of harp music in vascular and thoracic surgical patients.

  title={The effects of harp music in vascular and thoracic surgical patients.},
  author={D. Aragon and Carla Farris and Jacqueline Fowler Byers},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={52-4, 56-60}
CONTEXT Music has been used in the acute clinical care setting as an adjunct to current treatment modalities. Previous studies have indicated that some types of music may benefit patients by reducing pain and anxiety, and may have an effect on physiological measures. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the scientific foundation for the implementation of a complementary therapy, harp playing. The research questions for this pilot study were: Does live harp playing have an effect on patient perception of… CONTINUE READING
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