Randomized Clinical Trial Testing Musicotherapy in the Reduction of Fatigue in Women With Breast or Gynecological Cancer Under Radiotherapy.
METHODS: This is a randomized controled study (Control Group - CG e musicotherapy Group -
MTG) wich values fatigue, life's quality, anxiety, depression by using evaluative
instruments Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy: Fatigue (FACT-F), Beck Depression
Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) in three different moments (during first week
of radiotherapy, in the intermediate phase's week and during the last week of radiotherapy)
for patients of both groups. Women allocated in MTG, in addition to the scales described
above, answered the musicotherapy Questionary (MQ), and the Subjective Impression of the
Subject's Questionary in last meeting. Musicotherapy sessions were individual and lasted an
average of 40 minutes. Music therapeutic techniques used were Musical Audition (MA) and
Therapeutic Musical Audition (TMA).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Assess the influence of musicotherapy in the reduction of fatigue
To study the influence of musicotherapy in reduction of fatigue related to cancer in patients with breast or gynecological cancer, during the radiotherapy treatment.
Ruffo Freitas-Junior, PhD
Universidade Federal de Goias
Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research