Music interventions for psychological and physical outcomes in cancer: a systematic review and me...

10 Dec 2012Jun-Mei ZhangPu WangJia-xin YaoLei ZhaoMellar P. DavisDeclan WalshGuang H. YueEmail author

Individual randomized trials suggest that music intervention is accepted by patients and associated with improved psychological outcomes. The effects of music on vital signs especially blood pressure are small.

Meta Analysis
6 effects
45 minutes
3181 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Depression Brain outcome

Notable Decrease

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Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Immune system
Lymphatic

Notable Increase

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Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Pain Sensory outcome
Pain
Sensory

Notable Decrease

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Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Rate
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

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Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Notable Decrease

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Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

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