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Resource-oriented music therapy for psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation : protocol for a randomised controlled trial [NCT00137189]

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Show simple item record Gold, Christian eng Rolvsjord, Randi eng Aarø, Leif Edvard eng Aarre, Trond eng Tjemsland, Lars eng Stige, Brynjulf eng 2008-03-10T14:10:47Z 2008-03-10T14:10:47Z 2005-10 eng
dc.identifier.issn 1471-244X eng
dc.description.abstract Background: Previous research has shown positive effects of music therapy for people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders. In clinical practice, music therapy is often offered to psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation, but little research exists about this population. The aim of this study is to examine whether resource-oriented music therapy helps psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation to improve negative symptoms and other health-related outcomes. An additional aim of the study is to examine the mechanisms of change through music therapy. Methods: 144 adults with a non-organic mental disorder (ICD-10: F1 to F6) who have low therapy motivation and a willingness to work with music will be randomly assigned to an experimental or a control condition. All participants will receive standard care, and the experimental group will in addition be offered biweekly sessions of music therapy over a period of three months. Outcomes will be measured by a blind assessor before and 1, 3, and 9 months after randomisation. Discussion: The findings to be expected from this study will fill an important gap in the knowledge of treatment effects for a patient group that does not easily benefit from treatment. The study's close link to clinical practice, as well as its size and comprehensiveness, will make its results well generalisable to clinical practice. en
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central eng
dc.rights Attribution CC BY eng
dc.rights.uri eng
dc.title Resource-oriented music therapy for psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation : protocol for a randomised controlled trial [NCT00137189] eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Musikkvitenskap: 110::Musikkterapi: 113 nob
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260 nob
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2005 Gold et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bora.journalTitle BMC Psychiatry eng
bibo.volume 5 eng
bora.cristinID 739414 eng
bibo.number 39 eng
bibo.doi eng
dc.identifier.cristinID 739414 eng

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