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Active music therapy in the rehabilitation of severe brain injured patients during coma recovery.
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PMID:  12046234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Active improvised music therapy may offer an adjuvant from of treatment in the early rehabilitation of severe brain-injured patients. Active music therapy consists of musical improvisation between patient and therapist by singing or by playing different musical instruments, according to the vital functions, the neurological conditions and the motor abilities of the patients. We studied 34 severe brain-injured patients with a mean coma duration of 52 days +/- 37.21 and a mean interval from coma onset to the beginning of rehabilitation of 154 days on average. Our preliminary results show a significant improvement of the collaboration of the severe brain-injured patients and a reduction of undesired behaviours such as inertia (reduced psychomotor initiative) or psychomotor agitation.
R Formisano; V Vinicola; F Penta; M Matteis; S Brunelli; J W Weckel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanità     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0021-2571     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Ist. Super. Sanita     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-05     Completed Date:  2002-12-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502520     Medline TA:  Ann Ist Super Sanita     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fondazione Santa Lucia, Ospedale di Riabilitazione, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Injuries / rehabilitation*
Coma / rehabilitation*
Injury Severity Score
Middle Aged
Music Therapy*

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