J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2016 Jun;27(2):153-162. 10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.2.153.

Psychological Intervention Effects of Group Music Therapy on Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Gimhae College, Gimhae, Korea. baesukkr3966@gimhae.ac.kr
  • 2Masan Wongwang Boeun House, Masan, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
Music therapy is a non-pharmacological treatment of the behavioral and psychological symptoms. This study was conducted to contribute to the rehabilitation of patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease in the areas of functionality, emotionality and sociability.
METHODS
The study included 35 participants, aged between 52 and 77 years, who were diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) and reported suffering from depression, chronic illness anticipated stigma, and worrying about quality of life . The patients were recruited from the department of outpatient neurology at School of Medicine, D University in B Metropolitan City. Group music therapy was performed for nine weeks. The results were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA.
RESULTS
In terms of stigma, there were significant differences between two groups and time (p<.05). Analysis of the interaction between time and service method revealed significant differences (p<.05). Between time, and the interaction between time and service method revealed significant differences in terms of quality of life (p<.05).
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that group music therapy will be effective on the psychosocial well-being of patients with Parkinson's disease living in assisted and independent living communities.

Keyword

Parkinson disease; Music therapy; Depression; Quality of life

MeSH Terms

Chronic Disease
Depression
Humans
Independent Living
Methods
Music Therapy*
Music*
Neurology
Outpatients
Parkinson Disease*
Quality of Life
Rehabilitation
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