Type of Document Thesis Author Kendelhardt, Amy Renee URN etd-08282003-163241 Title The Effect Of Live Music On Exercise Duration, Negative Verbalizations, And Self-Perception Of Pain, Anxiety, And Rehabilitation Levels Of Physical Therapy Patients Degree Master of Music Department Music, School of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Jayne M. Standley Committee Chair Clifford Madsen Committee Member Dianne Gregory Committee Member Keywords
- Live Music And Exercise Duration
Date of Defense 2003-06-01 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the effects of live contingent music on exercise duration, frequency of negative verbalizations, and self-perception of pain, anxiety, and rehabilitation of physical therapy patients. Subjects (n=30) were patients in an extended care rehabilitation facility in Northwest Florida receiving physical therapy for various conditions.
The independent variable was live contingent music played during a physical therapy session on the Restorator. Dependant variables included subjects’ exercise duration, negative verbalization frequency, and self-perception of pain, anxiety, and rehabilitation levels.
Analysis of Variance with Repeated Measures (ANOVA) statistical tests were conducted on all data. Subjects in the experimental group had significantly lower posttest pain and post-test anxiety levels and higher exercise duration percentages. Post-test rehabilitation levels and frequency of negative verbalizations produced no significant difference between groups. For all dependant variables, there were significant differences between sessions not differentiated by group, indicating general rehabilitative progress.
This study confirmed that music decreased perceived pain and anxiety and increased exercise duration in physical therapy patients. This supports the need for further research regarding the use of music in physical therapy along with other types of therapies
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