The impact of group music therapy on depression and cognition in elderly persons with dementia: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Chu2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of group music therapy on depression and cognition in elderly persons with dementia: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Hsin Chu and Chyn-Yng Yang and Yu Woody Lin and Keng-Liang Ou and Tso-Ying Lee and Anthony Paul O'Brien and K. T. Chou},
  journal={Biological research for nursing},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={209-17}
}
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to determine the effectiveness of group music therapy for improving depression and delaying the deterioration of cognitive functions in elderly persons with dementia. METHOD The study had a prospective, parallel-group design with permuted-block randomization. Older persons with dementia (N = 104) were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. The experimental group received 12 sessions of group music therapy (two 30-min sessions per week for… CONTINUE READING
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