Assessment of the Use of Music Therapy on Nausea and Pain During Hospitalization for Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Patients randomized to receive music therapy will receive 2 sessions of live music therapy,
at least 48 hours apart, from a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC, certified through
the Certification Board for Music Therapists) in their room. This will occur between days -1
and +5, with the first music therapy session being as close to day +1 as possible and the
second session being at least 48 hours later (but no more than 96 hours later).
Those patients randomized to standard therapy (no music therapy) are allowed to listen to
music; however they will not receive interactive music therapy from a certified therapist.
Following day +7, music therapy will be offered to all patients who are interested in
No narcotic or anti-emetic therapy will be administered for at least 2 hours prior to music
therapy sessions or to assessments. Patients will rate nausea and pain at the beginning and
end of the first music therapy session on a validated visual analog scale.12-14 The scale
will be 10cm with the least nausea or pain at point 0 and the greatest nausea or pain at
point 10. Patients will be asked to rate their nausea and pain on day +5 and day +7.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Patient perception of nausea
Compare the difference in patient perception of nausea in those who receive music therapy and those who do not.
7 days after intervention
Hien Duong, MD
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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