Music Therapy Effective at Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer
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…
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