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A meta-analysis of the efficacy of music therapy for premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12029604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This meta-analysis on music research with premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) showed an overall large, significant, consistent effect size of almost a standard deviation (d =.83) (Cohen, 1998). Effects were not mediated by infants' gestational age at the time of study, birthweight, or type of music delivery nor by physiologic, behavioral, or developmental measures of benefit. The homogeneity of findings suggests that music has statistically significant and clinically important benefits for premature infants in the NICU. The unique acoustic properties that differentiate music from all other sounds are discussed and clinical implications for research-based music therapy procedures cited.
Authors:
Jayne M Standley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0882-5963     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-24     Completed Date:  2002-08-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-13     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Center for Music Research, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180, USA. jayne.standley@cmr.fsu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Low Birth Weight / growth & development,  psychology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*,  psychology
Male
Music Therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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