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Singing therapy for young people with cystic fibrosis : a randomized controlled pilot study

Irons, Jung Yoon, Kenny, Dianna T., McElrea, Margaret and Chang, Anne B. (2012). Singing therapy for young people with cystic fibrosis : a randomized controlled pilot study. Music and Medicine,4(3):136-145.

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Title Singing therapy for young people with cystic fibrosis : a randomized controlled pilot study
Author Irons, Jung Yoon
Kenny, Dianna T.
McElrea, Margaret
Chang, Anne B.
Journal Name Music and Medicine
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1943-863X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 136
End Page 145
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication United States
Publisher International Association for Music and Medicine
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Singing is not merely a vocal expression but also a physical activity involving the lungs and respiratory muscles. The purpose of this study was to evaluate singing as an adjunct therapy for young people with cystic fibrosis (CF). In a randomized controlled study, 51 hospitalized children (mean age ¼ 11.6 years, 35% male) participated in either 8 singing or 8 recreational sessions. Respiratory muscle strength using maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure (MIP and MEP, respectively), spirometry, and quality of life (QoL) were assessed at baseline (T1), postintervention (T2), and follow-up (T3). The singing group demonstrated statistically significant increases in MIP and MEP at T2 and T3, while no statistically significant changes were evident in the control group. In the QoL measurements, both groups showed improvement in some domains. The results indicate that singing has the potential to improve the respiratory status and QoL of young people with CF.
Keywords cystic fibrosis
quality of life
respiratory muscle strength
singing
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1943862112452150   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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