Music therapy in the treatment of anxiety in hospitalized high-risk mothers
Journal/Book: Music therapy Perspectives. 1986; Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. National Association for Music Therapy 8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 930 20910 Silver Spring, Maryland USA. journal article.
Abstract: The presence of anxiety resulting from high-risk complications, hospitalization, and numerous life stresses during pregnancy has been determined to have negative effects on pregnancy and labor outcome. Individual and group music therapy sessions provide patients with opportunities to express feelings of anxiety and to begin coping effectively with these feelings. Three case studies are cited to demonstrate the value of music therapy procedures and support from the therapist, in improving the patients' quality of life and consequently their medical treatment.
Keyword(s): anxiety, music-therapy, maternal, hospitalized, high-risk, pregnancy, obstetrics, relaxation-training.