Decreasing #Delirium Through #Music: A Randomized Pilot Trial

To determine the feasibility and acceptability of personalized music (PM), slow-tempo music (STM), and attention control (AC) in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit, and to estimate the effect of music on delirium.. ..Of the 1589 patients screened, 117 (7.4%) were eligible. Of those, 52 (44.4%) were randomized, with a recruitment rate of 5 patients per month. Adherence was higher in the … Continue reading Decreasing #Delirium Through #Music: A Randomized Pilot Trial

The Psychophysiological Effects of Different Tempo #Music on Endurance Versus High-Intensity #Performances

..This study assessed 19 active women (age 26.4 ± 2.6 years) during endurance (walking for 10′ at 6.5 km/h on a treadmill) and high intensity (80% on 1-RM) exercise under four different randomly assigned conditions: no music (NM), with music at 90–110 bpm (LOW), with music at 130–150 bpm (MED), and with music at 170–190 bpm (HIGH). During each trial, heart rate (HR) and the … Continue reading The Psychophysiological Effects of Different Tempo #Music on Endurance Versus High-Intensity #Performances

Boom Chack Boom—A multimethod investigation of motor inhibition in professional #drummers

Our hands are the primary means for motor interaction with the environment, and their neural organization is fundamentally asymmetric: While most individuals can perform easy motor tasks with two hands equally well, only very few individuals can perform complex fine motor tasks with both hands at a similar level of performance.. ..Our results show that drummers have higher microstructural diffusion properties in the corpus callosum … Continue reading Boom Chack Boom—A multimethod investigation of motor inhibition in professional #drummers

Wellbeing in #Brass Bands: The Benefits and Challenges of Group #Music Making

..As well as replicating the majority of the physical, psychological and social wellbeing benefits of choral music making in our brass band sample, we sought to provide a balanced view of impacts by inviting participants to discuss the challenges as well as the positives of making music in a group.. ..Conclusion This paper has revealed how brass banding influences physical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual … Continue reading Wellbeing in #Brass Bands: The Benefits and Challenges of Group #Music Making

Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage #Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

..exploring the effects of chair yoga (CY), compared to music intervention (MI) and chair-based exercise (CBE) in this population. Using a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT), 3 community sites were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to CY, MI, or CBE. Participants attended twice-weekly 45-minute sessions for 12 weeks.. The CY group improved significantly in quality of life compared to the MI group .. However, no significant group … Continue reading Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage #Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial