Music therapy fights kids’ painby Annalisa Lista - 2013.07.17
Music during invasive medical treatments helps little patients feel less pain. This is what underlines a research led by the University of Alberta and published in Jama Pediatrics. The study involved 42 children aged 3 to 11 undergoing intravenous placement. Results showed that children in the music group recorded less distress compared to those in standard care group; while pain scores remained the same for the 1st group and increased in the 2nd. According to health care providers, then, they were more satisfied with the medical procedure in the music group (86% very satisfied) compared with the standard care group (48%). Data that prove the efficacy of music therapy in hospitals.
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