Journal article

Music Therapy CD Creation for Initial Pediatric Radiation Therapy: A Mixed Methods Analysis

Philippa Barry, Clare O'Callaghan, Greg Wheeler, Denise Grocke

JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

A mixed methods research design was used to investigate the effects of a music therapy CD (MTCD) creation intervention on pediatric oncology patients' distress and coping during their first radiation therapy treatment. The music therapy method involved children creating a music CD using interactive computer-based music software, which was "remixed" by the music therapist-researcher to extend the musical material. Eleven pediatric radiation therapy outpatients aged 6 to 13 years were randomly assigned to either an experimental group, in which they could create a music CD prior to their initial treatment to listen to during radiation therapy, or to a standard care group. Quantitative and quali..

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