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Title: Effectiveness of music intervention on the quality of life of older people
Authors: Lee, YY
Chan, MF
Mok, E 
Keywords: Music intervention
Nursing
Older people
Quality of life
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: Journal of advanced nursing, 2010, v. 66, no. 12, p. 2677-2687 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of advanced nursing 
Abstract: Aim. This paper is a report of a study of the effect of music on the quality of life of community-dwelling older Chinese people in Hong Kong. Background. Older people's quality of life can be improved by preparing for the transition into old age. Listening to music, as a vehicle for feeling, can facilitate the non-verbal expression of emotion, reaching people's inner feelings without being threatening, and it can be a tool for emotional catharsis. Method. A randomized controlled trial design was conducted from in 2007 in a community centre in Hong Kong. A total of 66 older people (31 in music group and 35 in control group), aged from 65 to 90years were randomly assigned to undergo either a 30-minute music intervention or a rest period for 4weeks; quality of life outcomes were then measured. Results. Quality of life improved weekly in the music group, indicating a cumulative dose effect, and a statistically significantly better quality of life was found over time in each sub-score for those in the music group compared with the controls. However, in the music group, there were no statistically significant improvements of quality of life in each sub-score over the 4weeks. Conclusion. Being engaged in music activities can help a person to connect with their life experiences and with other people, and to be more stimulated. Music is a non-invasive, simple and inexpensive therapeutic method of improving quality of life in community-dwelling elders.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13298
ISSN: 0309-2402
EISSN: 1365-2648
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05445.x
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