Music Therapy Research in the NICU: An Updated Meta-Analysis

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      Anna Karp
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      Author:
      Standley, Jayne, PhD

      Publisher:
      Neonatal Network31.5 (Sep/Oct 2012): 311-6.

      Cite:
      Standley, J., PhD. (2012). Music therapy research in the NICU: An updated meta-analysis. Neonatal Network, 31(5), 311-6. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1036954700?accountid=14771

      Abstract:
      To provide an overview of developmental and medical benefits of music therapy for preterm infants.

      Meta-analysis.

      Empirical music studies with preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

      Evidence-based NICU music therapy (NICU -MT ) was highly beneficial with an overall large significant effect size (Cohen’s d = 0.82). Effects because of music were consistently in a positive direction.

      Results of the current analysis replicated findings of a prior meta-analysis and included extended use of music.(1) Benefits were greatest for live music therapy (MT ) and for use early in the infant’s NICU stay (birth weight <1,000 g, birth postmenstrual age <28 weeks). Results justify strong consideration for the inclusion of the following evidence-based NICU -MT protocols in best practice standards for NICU treatment of preterm infants: music listening for pacification, music reinforcement of sucking, and music pacification as the basis for multilayered, multimodal stimulation.

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