Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Improving the Quality of Life of People with Chronic Pain by means of Music Therapy]

BUDAI Éva1,2, UHERECZKY Eszter3, BENEDEKFI István4, NÉMETH Anikó5, DOMJÁN Andrea6, LOBANOV Artyom7

FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2021;34(1)

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[Aim of the study is to assess the Quality of Life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who are living with chronic pain and explore what kind of experiences and attitudes they have to the music therapeutic pain relief. In the whole sample was 60 women with rheumatoid arthritis, whereof 12 people were admitted to the intervention group and 10 people to the control group. We examined socio-demographic, psychological Quality of Life variables, attitude to music and about their music therapy experiences. For the intervention group and the control group, data were recorded twice, before and after training. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS software package 23, covering descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, paired t-test and correlation analysis (p<0,05). The psychological Quality of Life indicators of the studied RA group lag behind the population average, its members experience negative emotions, more depressed mood. The intervention using music therapy elements had the potential mainly to influence the participants’ mood positively and reduce the subjective experience of pain. Even a shorter-term intervention (13 group sessions) can trigger positive changes in the participants: improve their mood and mitigate the intensity of pain.]

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  1. Szegedi Tudomány- egyetem Egészségtudományi és Szociális Képzési Kar
  2. PTE Egészség-tudományi Kar
  3. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Bartók Béla Művészeti Kar
  4. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Nevelés­tudományi Doktori Iskola
  5. Szegedi Tudomány-egyetem Egészségtudományi és Szociális Képzési Kar Egészségmagatartás és - fejlesztés Szakcsoport
  6. Szegedi Tudomány­egyetem Egészségtudományi és Szociális Képzési Kar
  7. East Europian Arts Therapy Association

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