P Lalitha1 and S Victor Devasirvadam2*
1Professor, H.O.D. Department of Mental Health Nursing, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem, India
2Principal, Dr. Vimal College of Nursing, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: S Victor devasirvadam, Principal, Dr. Vimal College of Nursing, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: November 22, 2019; Published: December 05, 2019
Elderliness is qualitatively different experience for each subject. It is preponderantly good for some, ‘an autumn with deep but bright tonalities’ and a bad experience for others. Research has shown that music has a profound effect on the body and psyche. Life-style, potential expectations of older people are changing together with the rising life expectancy but their quality of life in elderly people is going trim down. Hence a study to evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy on quality of life among elderly residing at selected old age homes in salem was undertaken using an experimental pre test post test control group design. 60 elderly clients who were residng at vallalar old age home and Mother Theresa old age home were selected by simple random sampling (30 in the experimental and 30in the control group) The tool used was WHO BREF quality of life scale. The interventional group received music therapy for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 consecutive days along with usual treatment and the control group received only usual treat-ment. Post test quality of life scores were assessed on the 7th day.
The findings revealed that music therapy was effective in improving quality of life among elderly in the interventional group than the control group. There was a significant association between pretest level of quality of life and pension provision in the experi-mental group. There was a significant association between the pretest level of quality of life and religion, pension provision and food habits in the control group.
Conclusion: Along with usual geriatric care complimentary therapy such as music therapy could be added into the treatment regi-men in the Indian scenario.
Keywords:Music Therapy; Quality of Life; Elderly; Oldage Home
Citation: P Lalitha and S Victor Devasirvadam. "Effect of Music Therapy on Quality of Life Among Elderly Residing at Old Age Homes".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.1 (2020): 14-18.
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