Mozart Relieves Stress in College Students

From a study by Alalami, Usama, Alalami, Sheena, and Cooper, Ross Gordon: The article presents a study on the effect of Mozart’s music in undergraduate students who study health-related courses at the Birmingham City University in Great Britain. It states Read More …

Hate Colonoscopies? Music May Make It Better

From a study by Uedo N, Ishikawa H, Morimoto K, Ishihara R, Narahara H, Akedo I, Ioka T, Kaji I, and Fukuda S: BACKGROUND/AIMS: Premedication for endoscopy promotes patient cooperation and makes subsequent examinations more acceptable. Music therapy is widely Read More …

Classical Music Goes Straight to the Heart

From a study by Chan, MF: OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the effect of music on the physiologic and psychologic parameters in patients undergoing application of a C-clamp after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). DESIGN: A repeated-measures randomized controlled Read More …

Music as Effective as Diazepam Prior to Surgery

From a study by Berbel P, Moix J, and Quintana S: OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of music to that of diazepam in reducing preoperative anxiety. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized to 2 groups to receive diazepam or listen Read More …

Baby Beethoven?

From a study by Wilkin, P.E.: Procedure: The test-group fetuses were monitored for fetal movements and heart rate at thirty-two and thirty-eight weeks gestation. Following ten minutes of monitoring with no stimulus, headphones were secured to the mother’s abdomen and Read More …

Classical Music Calms Shelter Dogs

From a study conducted by D.L. Wells, L. Graham, and P.G. Hepper: Conducted in an animal shelter in the United Kingdom and published in the journal Animal Welfare (Vol. 11, No. 4), the study investigated the behavior of dogs in Read More …

Classical Music and Critical Care

From a study by Claudius Conrad We recently completed a study on critically ill, intubated ICU patients to investigate whether a well-defined selection of Mozart music can alleviate stress in critically ill patients, and how this effect might be mediated Read More …

Learning Piano Decreases Anxiety in Seniors

From a study by Frederick Tims : The study followed various health measures in 130 people during 1998. The experimental group consisted of 61 retirees taking group keyboard lessons in Florida over a period of two 10-week semesters. The health Read More …