Effects of Different Music Therapy on Feeding Problems of Residents with Dementia

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Chia-Chi Chang, PhD, RN
School of Geriatric Nursing and Care Management, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ping-Cheng Wang, PhD
Music Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macau, China

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the effects of music thearpy on feeding problems with dementia

Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to apply music thearpy on clinical setting

Purpose: The purposes of this study will test the effects of different music therapy on feeding problems of residents with dementia. Methods: The study design is a qusi-experimental study. Participants will be randomly assigned one of three groups which will listen music during mealtime, listen music before mealtime, and receive active music therapy before mealtime. Results: Research assistants will observe feeding problems of residents with dementia before and after interventions. Conclusion: The study results will be expected to establish the efficacy of music therapy in order to apply music intervention in dementia care and promote their quality of care.