Singing modulates mood, stress, cortisol, cytokine and neuropeptide activity in cancer patients and carers

10 Apr 2016Daisy Fancourt1, 2, 3, Aaron Williamon, Livia A Carvalho, Andrew Steptoe, Rosie Dow and Ian Lewis

This study provides preliminary evidence that singing improves mood state and modulates components of the immune system

Meta Analysis
7 effects
70mn
193 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Subjective well-being Brain outcome
Strong increased risk of Subjective well-being
Brain system

High evidence
109.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Fatigue
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-88.9%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Stress Brain outcome
Strong decrease risk of Stress
Brain system

High evidence
-100.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Anxiety Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Anxiety
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-60.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Inflammation
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-9.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Oxidative stress
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-1.5%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Irritability And Anger Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Irritability And Anger
Brain system

High evidence
-95.0%