Music-assisted relaxation during transition to non-invasive ventilation in people with motor neuron disease: A qualitative case series

AuthorsDavies, R.
Baker, FA.
Tamplin, J.
Bajo, E.
Bolger, K.
Sheers, N.
Berlowitz, D.
TypeJournal Article (Original Research)
JournalBritish Journal of Music Therapy
Year of Publication2016
URLhttp://bjm.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/09/12/1359457516669153.abstract
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359457516669153
AbstractFor individuals with motor neuron disease, the transition to using non-invasive ventilation has a number of associated stressors, which can negatively impact adherence to ventilation and its benefits to quality of life. Music listening interventions have been linked with a reduction in anxiety and physiological stress responses in mechanically ventilated patients. This article presents four case studies from a feasibility study that investigated the experience and effect of a music-assisted relaxation intervention on anxiety, quality of life, and non-invasive ventilation use during the first 3 months of using non-invasive ventilation. The experiences of these four participants demonstrated how music-assisted relaxation served to distract from non-invasive ventilation and promote relaxation, indicating that for some, music-assisted relaxation could be a useful strategy to optimize their non-invasive ventilation experience. Early music therapy intervention in motor neuron disease progression could be beneficial to address obstacles faced by one participant in using music-assisted relaxation.

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