International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)

A study on music therapy as a method of coping with depression in patients with cancer in PRH, Loni


Tulsi SM Rao, Dr. Mahendra Shende, Dr. Sharda Bhalerao, Dr. Vandana Jain, Dr. Neha Singh

Background: Cancer diagnosis causes a huge impact on patients, their families and caregivers. To distract patients from unpleasant symptoms, music therapy can be included in the treatment. Objective: To assess the severity of depression in cancer patients pre and post music therapy using Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-42. Design: Descriptive cross sectional study. Materials and Method: 30 participants were recruited; the severity of their depression was evaluated using PHQ-9 and DASS-42. Music therapy was given to the participants for 4 weeks for 20 minutes. Effects of the intervention were reassessed after 4 weeks Result: There was significant difference in mean values of severity of depression pre and post intervention as p value is <0.0001, measured using paired t test. Conclusion: Music therapy improved Quality of Life and mental health of the patients.
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