The effects of interactive music therapy on hospitalized children with cancer: a pilot study.

@article{Barrera2002TheEO,
  title={The effects of interactive music therapy on hospitalized children with cancer: a pilot study.},
  author={Maru Barrera and Mary H Rykov and Sandra L Doyle},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={379-88}
}
BACKGROUND The use of music therapy with children in health settings has been documented, but its effectiveness has not yet been well established. This pilot study is a preliminary exploration of the effectiveness of interactive music therapy in reducing anxiety and increasing the comfort of hospitalized children with cancer. METHODS Pre- and post-music therapy measures were obtained from children (N = 65) and parents. The measures consisted of children's ratings of mood using schematic faces… CONTINUE READING

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