Music Therapy Effective at Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer
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Music Therapy – Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer

Music Therapy Effective at Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With CancerMusic Therapy Effective at Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer

Jessica Nye, PhD

Music therapy was reported to diminish cancer-related fatigue in a cross-sectional mixed-method study. These findings were published in JCO Oncology Practice.

A total of 436 patients were assigned to 1 of 3 licensed music therapists to receive active (360 patients; eg, singing or selecting songs) or passive (76 patients; eg, listening) music therapy. Patients were assessed for their cancer-related fatigue symptoms by the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale.

Mean age of participants was 62.6 (standard deviation, 13.4) years, the majority were women (65.1%), and they had varying malignancies (hematologic [29.6%], digestive [20.6%], gynecologic [10.3%], breast [6.7%], respiratory [6.2%], noncancer [6.0%], genitourinary [6.0%], soft tissue [5.5%], unknown [5.5%], skin [2.3%], and multiple primaries [1.1%]) at varying stages (unknown [49.6%], metastatic [25.1%], regional [13.2%], and localized [12.1%]). Continue…

The full article can be found at ONCOLOGYNURSEADVISOR

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