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Sheibani Tazraji F, Pakdaman S, Dadkhah A, Hasanzadeh Tavakoli M R. The Effect of Music Therapy on Depression and Loneliness in Old People. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2010; 5 (2)
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-288-en.html
1- Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran , Iran. , fatemeh.sheibani@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (16563 Views)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of music therapy on depression and loneliness of elderly.

Methods & Materials: Research instruments consisted of the Geriatric depression scale, Loneliness scale and music therapy package, all administered on 20 men and 18 women through a pretest-posttest with control group.

Results: Results indicated that music therapy decreases depression in old people, chr('39')chr('39')friendshipchr('39')chr('39') and chr('39')chr('39')affective lonelinesschr('39')chr('39') in women but did not have meaningful effect on loneliness feeling of men.

Conclusion: Results of this research suggested that listening to music can be used as solution for decreasing old people depression. The effect of this intervention was different among men and women. Their feelings of loneliness showed significant decline as well.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/02/10 | Accepted: 2010/06/03 | Published: 2010/07/01

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