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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Aug;32:103-114. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.06.003. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Music is an effective intervention for the management of pain: An umbrella review.

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1
Research Assistant of the Clinical Research Group, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, DC, Colombia. Electronic address: juans.martin@urosario.edu.co.
2
Pediatrics Resident Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Neuroscience Research Group NeURos, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, DC, Colombia. Electronic address: laura.vergara@urosario.edu.co.
3
Main Professor and Coordinator of the Neuroscience Unit, Nueroscience Resarch Group NeURos, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Neuroscience Research Group NeURos, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, DC, Colombia. Electronic address: claudia.talero@urosario.edu.co.

Abstract

AIM:

This study aims to analyze and describe the effects of music listening in the management of pain in adult patients, as reported in systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

METHODS:

A search of articles published between 2004 and 2017 was conducted on Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, SCIELO, SpringerLink, Global Health Library, Cochrane, EMBASE and LILACS. Search, quality assessment, and data extraction was done independently by two researchers.

RESULTS:

Most of reviews found a significant effect of music on pain. All analyses had a high heterogeneity, and only acute pain and music delivered under general anesthesia had moderate heterogeneity. No differences were found when music was chosen by the patient. Music type and its characteristics are scantly described and in terms that lack validity.

CONCLUSIONS:

More focused trials and reviews, objective language for music, and trials with music chosen by its characteristics are required.

KEYWORDS:

Music; Music characteristics; Music therapy; Pain; Pain relief; Review

PMID:
30057035
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.06.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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