|Type||Journal Article (Original Research)|
|Journal||Nordic Journal of Music Therapy|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Abstract||Background: Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological disease causing muscle weakening and wastage, leading ultimately to respiratory failure. Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) is recommended to help patients manage respiratory insufficiency.Objective: To examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a Music-Assisted Relaxation (MAR) intervention on anxiety, quality of life, and NIV-use during the first 3 months of using NIV.Methods: Using a cohort mixed-methods design, data were collected at baseline, 7-days and 3-months for 18 participants who self-selected MAR or standard care. Measures included: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Assessment of Quality of Life?8D, and NIV-use data from participants? machines. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a subgroup of participants.Conclusions: MAR may be an useful intervention to promote relaxation, address anxiety, and distract from effects of NIV for patients commencing NIV use. MAR may have a role in alleviating the distress of NIV initiation.|
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