Creativity and consciousness: Music therapy in intensive care.
Authors: Aldridge D
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy 18(4):359-362.
Abstract: IThe study examined the effects of music therapy on 5 patients with severe coma in intensive care unit. The patients were in the age rannge of 15 to 40 years. About 8 to 12 minuters of world less music therapy was provided to each patient. The tempo of each S's pulse and breathing pattern was used as the base on which the therapy was based. The nature of music was selected as per the character of each S's breathing. The results included changes in the breathing,with a decrease in heart rate initially and an increase as the therapy progressed until it became steady at the high level. Fine motor and grabbing movements of the hand, turning of the head, and eyes opening to the regaining of consciousness were the other effects observed. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: U Witten Herdecke, Germany