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Music Imagery for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy for Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2004
Last updated: August 16, 2006
Last verified: August 2006
The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of music imagery on patients receiving intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia or high-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Behavioral: Music Imagery
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Music Imagery for Patients in Protected Environments

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2002
Detailed Description:

Standard treatment for acute leukemia and high-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes intensive chemotherapy that typically requires a 4-week hospital stay in protective isolation. Patients treated in isolation units may experience elevated levels of psychological distress. Both guided imagery and music therapy have been effective in improving the moods of cancer patients, but studies have not been conducted in acute leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients. This study will evaluate the effect of music imagery on these patients.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either standard care plus music imagery or standard care alone. Participants assigned to the standard care plus music imagery group will receive a 45-minute weekly music imagery session with a music therapist. All participants will complete questionnaires and self-reports regarding their general anxiety, affect, and fatigue.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admitted to Indiana University Hematologic Malignancy Program for the treatment of newly diagnosed or recurrent acute leukemia or high-grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Able to read and understand English
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00082303

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center/University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00082303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F32AT001144-01 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: May 5, 2004
Last Updated: August 16, 2006

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Music Therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017