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dc.contributor.advisorLagasse, Blythe
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Jaclyn Bradley
dc.contributor.committeememberThaut, Michael
dc.contributor.committeememberWalrond, John
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:51:14Z
dc.date.available2015-09-30T05:57:00Z
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.description2014 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer is a leading cause of death in females. Women encountering the combination of surgery and prospective cancer may be faced with intense anxiety. As a familiar and aesthetic medium, music has the ability to ease anxiety, act as a diversion, and dispel the fear that accompanies the unknown (Stevens, 1990). The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of live and recorded music on the perceived anxiety of women awaiting breast cancer surgery. In this study, 86 women were randomized into a control and two experimental groups. Treatment groups received either live or recorded preferred music in addition to standard care in the preoperative unit, while the control group received standard care alone. A one-way ANOVA comparison revealed that the addition of either live or recorded music facilitated by a board certified music therapist significantly reduced patient-perceived anxiety (p = 0.001) more than standard care alone. The findings here may provide a basis for future research where further evidence can be established by developing a more controlled alternative to 'standard care' and by investigating different surgical populations at a multitude of diverse medical institutions.
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dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierPalmer_colostate_0053N_12322.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/84582
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjecttherapy
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectmusic
dc.subjectsurgery
dc.titleEffect of music therapy on the anxiety levels of women awaiting breast cancer surgery, The
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thesis.degree.disciplineMusic, Theatre, and Dance
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music (M.M.)


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