Integrative research review: effect of music therapy on anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction in intensive care unit
Music therapy, Myocardial infarction
The purpose of this integrative research review is to summarize the research studies of the effect of music therapy on anxiety of cardiovascular patients with acute myocardial infarction in the intensive care unit. Studies from 1990-2000 were examined for inclusion in the review. The initial library search yielded 65 articles; however, only four studies met inclusion criteria. This review covers a description of music therapy including historical, physiological, and psychological aspects. It explores the effects of music therapy on the cardiovascular system and in reducing anxiety. It also analyzes the common and conflicting findings along with the implication for practice and research. Findings support improvement in psychological and physiological parameters with music intervention. Music therapy not only has no adverse effects on ill patients but also has therapeutic effects in relieving anxiety and creating familiarity in intensive care.
Recommendations for future research includes evaluating the effectiveness of music therapy with various cultural groups to examine the impact of music on psychoneuroimmunological variables are needed.
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Sole, Mary Lou
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
Yue, Anna Mee Ting, "Integrative research review: effect of music therapy on anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction in intensive care unit" (2000). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 2035.