Efficacy of Music Therapy Protocols for Burn Debridement (MTS1)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2010
The Cleveland Music School Settlement
Kulas Foundation
Information provided by:
MetroHealth Medical Center

January 13, 2009
January 14, 2009
July 23, 2010
October 2004
July 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pain, Anxiety, Muscle Tension levels [ Time Frame: 7 data points before, during, after debridement ]
Same as current
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Narcotics & Anxiolytics (dosage) [ Time Frame: Throughout debridement process ]
Same as current
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Efficacy of Music Therapy Protocols for Burn Debridement
The Efficacy of Music Therapy Protocols for Decreasing Pain, Anxiety, and Muscle Tension Levels During Burn Debridement: A Prospective Randomized Crossover Trial
The purpose of this prospective, crossover randomized study is to explore the efficacy of two music therapy protocols on pain, anxiety, and muscle tension levels throughout the debridement process in individuals hospitalized with moderate to severe burns.
The study is a prospective, randomized crossover clinical trial conducted on a 14-bed inpatient comprehensive burn care center. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of Music-Based Imagery (MBI) and Music Alternate Engagement (MAE) for pain and anxiety management for burn patients throughout the debridement process.
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Pain Management
  • Behavioral: Music-Based Imagery (MBI)
    MBI is form of music-assisted relaxation with imagery. This protocol is used at the patients' bedside before and after the debridement process.
    Other Name: Music & Imagery
  • Behavioral: Music Alternate Engagement (MAE)
    MAE consisted of a menu of music therapy interventions aimed at engaging the patients in music and diverting them away from the debridement process.
    Other Name: Distraction Technique
  • Experimental: 1
    Music-Based Imagery
    Intervention: Behavioral: Music-Based Imagery (MBI)
  • Experimental: 2
    Music Alternate Engagement
    Intervention: Behavioral: Music Alternate Engagement (MAE)
  • No Intervention: Control
    Debridement under standard care with no music therapy interventions

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Same as current
July 2010
July 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is admitted for at least three days (excluding day of admission)
  • Patient is at least seven years old
  • Patient is able to communicate, i.e. awake and alert
  • Patient is oriented

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient admitted for/less than three days
  • Patient under seven years of age
  • Patient not able to communicate, i.e. sedated and/or intubated
  • Patient is not oriented, i.e. active psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, late-stage Alzheimer's or dementia diagnoses
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
7 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Xueli Tan, MM, MT-BC, The Cleveland Music School Settlement
MetroHealth Medical Center
  • The Cleveland Music School Settlement
  • Kulas Foundation
Study Chair: Xueli Tan, MM, MT-BC The Cleveland Music School Settlement
Principal Investigator: Richard B. Fratianne, MD, FACS MetroHealth Medical Center
MetroHealth Medical Center
July 2010

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