Treating arthritis and lupus patients with music-mediated imagery and group psychotherapy
Journal/Book: Arts in Psychotherapy. 1990; 17: 29-33.
Abstract: Investigated the effects of music-mediated health-directed imagery (MMI) and group psychotherapy on the behavioral functioning (BF) and trait stress of 13 arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus patients. One group of Ss received both therapies, while a control group received only MMI. BF improved significantly in the population as a whole. Although there were no significant differences between groups, there was a trend toward greater improvement in the psychotherapy group.
Note: group psychotherapy & music mediated health directed imagery; behavioral functioning & trait stress; patients with arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus
Keyword(s): Lupus ; arthritis ; group psychotherapy; music therapy; imagery ; stress ; adulthood