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Music Imagery for Patients in Protected Environments

Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
80 Years
Not Enrolling
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin

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Trial Information

Music Imagery for Patients in Protected Environments

Standard treatment for acute leukemia and high-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes
intensive chemotherapy that typically requires a 4-week hospital stay in protective
isolation. Patients treated in isolation units may experience elevated levels of
psychological distress. Both guided imagery and music therapy have been effective in
improving the moods of cancer patients, but studies have not been conducted in acute
leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients. This study will evaluate the effect of music
imagery on these patients.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either standard care plus
music imagery or standard care alone. Participants assigned to the standard care plus music
imagery group will receive a 45-minute weekly music imagery session with a music therapist.
All participants will complete questionnaires and self-reports regarding their general
anxiety, affect, and fatigue.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Admitted to Indiana University Hematologic Malignancy Program for the treatment of
newly diagnosed or recurrent acute leukemia or high-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

- Able to read and understand English

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

F32 AT001144-01



Start Date:

July 2002

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Music Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin



Indiana University Cancer Center/University Hospital Indianapolis, Indiana  46202