Effects of Music Therapy on Breastfeeding Among Mothers of Premature Newborns
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of music therapy on breastfeeding rates among mothers of premature newborns.
Hypothesis: Music therapy applied to mothers of premature newborns increases the rates of maternal breastfeeding at the time of the infant hospital discharge and at follow-up visits.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effects of Music Therapy on Breastfeeding Rates Among Mothers of Premature Newborns|
- Maternal Breastfeeding at Infant Discharge [ Time Frame: At the time of the infant hospital discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Maternal Breastfeeding 7-15 Days After Discharge [ Time Frame: At the first follow-up visit (7-15 days after discharge) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Maternal Breastfeeding at 30 Days After Discharge [ Time Frame: At 30 days after the infant hospital discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Maternal Breastfeeding at 60 Days After Discharge [ Time Frame: At 60 days after the infant hospital discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: Control|
|Experimental: Music therapy||
Behavioral: Music therapy
Music therapy sessions systematically offered to all mothers in the intervention group, three times a week, not mandatory, conducted by two music therapists in an appropriate room, during 60 minutes.
Other Name: MT
Music therapy has been shown to have positive effects in several areas such as mental health, special education, rehabilitation and social development. Its use as a means to facilitate communication and expression of emotional contents was shown to be able to promote relief of anxiety, fears and tensions. However, in the maternal and child health area there are still few studies demonstrating the contribution of this therapy in the promotion of health and no study evaluating specifically the impact of this intervention on the rates of breastfeeding in mothers of premature newborns.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00930761
|UFRJ Maternidade Escola|
|Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 22240-001|
|Principal Investigator:||Martha NS Vianna, MSc||UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) Maternidade Escola|
|Study Director:||Arnaldo P Barbosa, MD, MSc, PhD||UFRJ School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics|
|Study Chair:||Albelino S Carvalhaes||UFRJ Maternidade Escola|
|Study Chair:||Antonio LA Cunha, MD, MSc, PhD||UFRJ School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics|