Cognition Task Force
The Arts & Neuroscience Networking Group Cognition Task Force is comprised of multiple disciplines working to advance scientific knowledge in the area of the arts in cognitive rehabilitation through the lens of neuroscience. The task force will work to develop and disseminate resources, based on scientific principles/knowledge on the clinical application of the arts and neuroscience in cognitive rehabilitation. Special projects will be developed by the task force to advance this mission.
MUSIC INTERVENTIONS IN ICU
Literature review reveals evidence for music-based interventions
Music can be a valuable tool to improve inpatient quality of life. Especially today, as patients are increasingly debilitated and isolated due to COVID-19, the Cognitive Task Force of the Arts & Neuroscience Networking Group wanted to provide evidence-based guidance for implementation of music-based interventions. They reviewed studies of music-based interventions in the ICU and compiled a collection of study summaries detailing several benefits, including lower anxiety and quicker weaning off of ventilators. These summaries were written in plain language to be accessible to the general public as well as seasoned researchers and practitioners. Follow the links below to review each collection of studies.
We would like to thank Steven Meisler, Cognitive Task Force Chair; Stephanie Plamondon, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Physiatry at the University of Calgary and India Lissak, Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital for their work in reviewing the studies.
- Music Intervention Studies Investigating Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation
- Music Intervention Studies Investigating Discomfort or Pain During Procedures
- Music Intervention Studies Investigating Effects on Anxiety and Stress in Critically Ill Patients
- Music Intervention Studies Investigating Effects on Sleep in Critically Ill Patients
- Nature Sound Intervention Studies Investigating the Effects on Anxiety in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Allison O'Mara, PsyD
Barrow Neurological Institute
Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation (CTN)
Steven Meisler, MSE
Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology