Little is known about the effects of listening to recorded therapeutic music on the mood of cancer patients. A pilot music therapy study is presented here, in which a relaxing music (RM) protocol was applied to heterogeneous oncology patients in the follow-up care phase. The individual intervention protocol was applied in a Telehealth mode, and its therapeutic efficacy was verified during the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The main objective here is to complete the definitive design of the protocol so that it can be used to treat these patients or those with other clinical diagnoses. The results show an improvement in patients' capacity for relaxation and a greater degree of relief from negative emotional responses. The cognitive responses suggest that listening to music facilitates improvements in emotions and positive ideations. It is suggested that the use of the RM protocol in cancer patients may have positive effects by relieving negative moods, and that the protocol may protect against depression and / or anxiety. In this article, the protocol is reviewed and proposals for improvement are offered. It is suggested that future research should take a broader and deeper look at the variables of the patients' context and environment, as well as at aspects of the therapeutic relationship between the music therapist, the clinical psychologist and the patient.
|Títol traduït de la contribució||Effects of music therapy as a distance therapeutic technique for cancer patients. : Pilot test with a relaxing music model|
|Nombre de pàgines||14|
|Estat de la publicació||Publicada - 2021|