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. 8, Issue 5 (2021)

Music therapy: An effective intervention in conjunction with routine rehabilitation programme in stroke patients. Comprehensive Review


Geeta Shiroor, Anita Nawale

Background: Stroke is the main reason of disability in adults which lasts for a prolonged period. Long-term weakness of motor activity, synergetic movements, and spasticity adds to the limitation in Activities of Daily Living, diminished cardiac functions, distorted way of walking, and imbalance during walk etc. Improving functional outcome after brain attack has become a challenge for the physiotherapist. Since ancient period nurses are using music as an auditory stimulation in clinical area to unconscious patients, stroke patients, brain injury patients. It is scientifically proven that using music as stimulation helps in improving emotional, physical, cognitive, and social integrational recovery. Method: A systematic review was done by the researcher to support the study. A steady flow for the study was established based on the previous studies and review studies with Music Therapy. About 13 studies of last 20 years were included in reviews. For this review search PubMed, AMED, Cinhal, CCRCT, Medline databases were used. Results: 13 studies were included in the systemic review. Music treatment to stroke patients improves control of the limb muscles. Music Listening enhance cognitive functions, attention span, memory power, organization of thoughts, and problem solving ability. It also prevents depression and anxiety in stroke patients. Recovery of speech and interaction can be speed up by encouraging patients to act in response to the music by singing, associated with dancing. Conclusion: Almost 80% of review studies had shown the positive result, i.e. proving music therapy helps the patients to improve and maintain their physical and mental health status. Music therapy also helps to improve emotional wellbeing, social status, aesthetic sense, and spiritual aspects. It improve patient’s functioning capacity and QOL in special aspects like improved motor activity, cognitive capacity, social skills, behavior skills, etc. So Music Therapy found to be effective in stroke rehabilitation.
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Geeta Shiroor, Anita Nawale. Music therapy: An effective intervention in conjunction with routine rehabilitation programme in stroke patients. Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 31-34
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