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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30837939/a-home-based-music-cued-movement-program-is-feasible-and-may-improve-gait-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Joanne E Wittwer, Margaret Winbolt, Meg E Morris
Objectives: To understand the benefits and feasibility of using supervised, home-based, music-cued training to improve gait speed and stability in community-dwelling people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Design: Feasibility trial incorporating a single group repeated-measures design. Setting: Human movement laboratory and participants' homes. Interventions: Two training sessions per week, conducted by experienced physiotherapists over 4 weeks. Each home training session consisted of a range of activities in standing or walking, with, and without auditory cues...
2019: Frontiers in Neurology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30837830/preliminary-neurophysiological-evidence-of-altered-cortical-activity-and-connectivity-with-neurologic-music-therapy-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Isabelle Buard, William B Dewispelaere, Michael Thaut, Benzi M Kluger
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a novel impairment-focused behavioral intervention system whose techniques are based on the clinical neuroscience of music perception, cognition, and production. Auditory Stimulation (RAS) is one of the NMT techniques, which aims to develop and maintain a physiological rhythmic motor activity through rhythmic auditory cues. In a series of breakthrough studies beginning in the mid-nineties, we discovered that RAS durably improves gait velocity, stride length, and cadence in Parkinson's disease (PD)...
2019: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30741909/beyond-technology-the-interaction-of-perceptual-accuracy-and-experiential-factors-in-pediatric-music-engagement
#3
Kate Gfeller, Virginia Driscoll, Adam Schwalje
BACKGROUND: Music engagement (the active making of music, e.g., music lessons and ensembles) is a common part of educational and community experiences. Music making typically involves listening to and production of rapidly changing combinations of pitch, timbre, and rhythm, which can be challenging for cochlear implant (CI) recipients, given that pitch and timbre are poorly conveyed through the CI. Pediatric CI users have variable patterns of music engagement, but some have achieved, sustained participation despite the degraded CI signal...
March 2019: Otology & Neurotology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30740051/greek-traditional-dances-a-way-to-support-intellectual-psychological-and-motor-functions-in-senior-citizens-at-risk-of-neurodegeneration
#4
Styliani Douka, Vasiliki I Zilidou, Olympia Lilou, Magda Tsolaki
One of the major problems that elderly people are facing is dementia. For scientist's dementia is a medical, social and economic problem, as it has been characterized as the epidemic of the 21st century. Prevention and treatment in the initial stages of dementia are essential, and community awareness and specialization of health professionals are required, with the aim of early and valid diagnosis of the disease. Activities are recommended to the senior citizens to improve their physical and mental health. Dance has been suggested as an appropriate recreational activity for the elderly that brings functional adjustments to the various systems of the body, psychological benefits, and makes exercise to seem interesting and entertaining as it combines the performance of multiple animations with musical accompaniment...
2019: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30690703/through-the-diamond-threshold-a-community-based-psycho-educational-group-training-program-for-treatment-of-substance-use-disorders-among-american-indians
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Rockey R Robbins, Bryan G Stare, Brittany M Riggin
Researchers offer Through the Diamond Threshold, a culturally relevant, community-based training program to increase awareness and promote healing related to substance use disorders (SUD) among American Indians (AIs). For providers, this program seeks to promote greater cultural responsiveness, empathy, cultural humility, and effectiveness in SUD treatment provision. Largely interactive in nature, the activities offer an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in an AI experience through the use of stories, music, a traditional meal, and experiential exercises...
2019: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30614092/on-site-identification-of-psychoactive-drugs-by-portable-raman-spectroscopy-during-drug-checking-service-in-electronic-music-events
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Enrico Gerace, Fabrizio Seganti, Clemente Luciano, Tonia Lombardo, Daniele Di Corcia, Heino Teifel, Marco Vincenti, Alberto Salomone
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Hundreds of new psychoactive substances (NPS) have burst into the marketplace, making both the scientific community and people who use drugs lacking of adequate information about their diffusion and effects. In this scenario, drug-checking services have been recently proposed to assist harm reduction policies and provide a global description of the circulating drugs. DESIGN AND METHODS: The results obtained by a portable Raman spectroscopy device on 472 alleged drugs within the first formal implementation of drug checking in Italy, are reported...
January 6, 2019: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30570586/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-among-us-hispanic-latino-youth-the-sol-youth-study
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Kelly R Evenson, Elva M Arredondo, Mercedes R Carnethon, Alan M Delamater, Linda C Gallo, Carmen R Isasi, Krista M Perreira, Samantha A Foti, Linda Van Horn, Denise C Vidot, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez
PURPOSE: Physical activity and sedentary behavior among diverse United States' (US) Hispanic/Latino youth is not well documented. The aim of this study was to describe physical activity and sedentary behavior among a representative sample of Hispanic/Latino youth from four US communities using accelerometry and self-reported measures. METHODS: From 2012-2014, 1466 Hispanic/Latino youth ages 8 to 16 years, children of participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), enrolled in the SOL Youth...
December 18, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30410455/effective-educational-strategies-to-promote-life-long-musical-investment-perceptions-of-educators
#8
Amanda E Krause, Jane W Davidson
While research has broadly considered the wide-ranging intellectual, social, personal, and physical benefits of active musical participation across the lifespan, there is little research that explores how music educators work to promote participant investment inside school and beyond. The present research, therefore, aimed to investigate the practices employed by leading music educators within a range of cultural and pedagogical contexts that facilitate investment toward life-long engagement in music. Interviews with North American, European, and Australian music educators with both practitioner and research expertise from within school as well as higher education institutions were undertaken to gather reflections on participants' own practices and beliefs...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30371425/cultural-artefacts-with-virtual-capabilities-enhance-self-expression-possibilities-for-children-with-special-needs
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Birgitta Cappelen, Anders-Petter Andersson
In this paper we discuss how new combinations of technology, art and culture enable children with special needs new ways to express themselves. UN declaration (UDHR) states "All human beings have the right to participate in cultural life, enjoy art…", later including children (CRC) and persons with disabilities (CRPD). To meet these UN demands, several countries have created cultural programs to offer children art and culture activities in school. In the Norwegian Cultural Schoolbag-program they emphasize that art and culture can provide experiences that may be decisive in order to develop the individual's personal identity, life quality and alternative worldviews...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30345578/arts-on-prescription-for-community-dwelling-older-people-with-a-range-of-health-and-wellness-needs
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Roslyn G Poulos, Sally Marwood, Damian Harkin, Simon Opher, Stephen Clift, Andrew M D Cole, Joel Rhee, Kirsty Beilharz, Christopher J Poulos
Published evidence for the role of participatory art in supporting health and well-being is growing. The Arts on Prescription model is one vehicle by which participatory art can be delivered. Much of the focus of Arts on Prescription has been on the provision of creative activities for people with mental health needs. This Arts on Prescription program, however, targeted community-dwelling older people with a wide range of health and wellness needs. Older people were referred to the program by their healthcare practitioner...
October 21, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30234118/remini-sing-a-feasibility-study-of-therapeutic-group-singing-to-support-relationship-quality-and-wellbeing-for-community-dwelling-people-living-with-dementia-and-their-family-caregivers
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Jeanette Tamplin, Imogen N Clark, Young-Eun C Lee, Felicity A Baker
Background: Living at home following a diagnosis of dementia can be difficult for both the person living with dementia (PwD) and their family caregivers (FCG). Active group music participation may provide an avenue for emotional release, offer psychosocial support to caregivers and stimulate meaningful interaction between caregivers and loved ones with dementia. Therapeutic music interventions also have the capacity to facilitate reminiscence and social engagement and can help to manage challenging symptoms associated with dementia, such as anxiety, apathy, and agitation...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30177290/risk-of-becoming-lost-to-follow-up-during-active-surveillance-for-prostate-cancer
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Kevin B Ginsburg, Gregory B Auffenberg, Ji Qi, Isaac J Powell, Susan M Linsell, James E Montie, David C Miller, Michael L Cher
Active surveillance (AS) has emerged as the preferred management strategy for many men with prostate cancer (PC); however, insufficient longitudinal monitoring may increase the risk of poor outcomes. We sought to determine rates of patients becoming lost to follow-up (LTFU) and associated risk factors in a large AS cohort. The Michigan Urologic Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC) maintains a prospective registry of PC patients from 44 academic and community urology practices. Over a 6-yr period (2011-2017), we identified patients managed with AS...
December 2018: European Urology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30042229/raising-generation-a-a-case-study-of-millennial-tobacco-company-marketing-in-indonesia
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Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti, Mary Assunta, Becky Freeman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the Sampoerna A [ A ] brand marketing techniques and practices and how event-based sponsorship leverages company websites and popular social media channels to reach and engage young people. METHOD: This case study was built from three main data sources. First, HM Sampoerna company reports, corporate websites and other online sources were reviewed. Second, four pairs of observers conducted an observation survey; systematically auditing and documenting tobacco promotion and advertising at the 2016 SoundrenAline concert...
July 2018: Tobacco Control
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30010819/identity-semiotics-and-use-of-symbols-in-adult-day-services
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Helen K Black, Robert L Rubinstein, Ann Christine Frankowski, Gina Hrybyk, Mary Nemec, Gretchen G Tucker
Purpose: This article explores experiences of older adults attending an Adult Day Service (ADS) center. We focus on semiotics, which is ADS clients' use of symbols to communicate with others and to assert their personal and social identities. We refer to the ADS as a semiosphere-a term that refers to the dense, symbolically mediated interactions among this community. Methods: Ethnographers observed and interviewed clients, family, and staff members at the religiously affiliated ADS...
July 13, 2018: Gerontologist
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29800316/reliability-of-the-music-in-everyday-life-mel-scale-a-parent-report-assessment-for-children-on-the-autism-spectrum
#15
Tali Gottfried, Grace Thompson, Cochavit Elefant, Christian Gold
Background: For young children on the autism spectrum, the inclusion of shared parent-child music activities in everyday life may provide additional opportunities for social interactions in the home. However, no psychometrically validated assessment exists to measure the extent of shared music activity within family or community contexts. Objective: This study aimed to develop and test the reliability of a self-report assessment to measure the use of Music in Everyday Life (MEL) by parents with young children on the autism spectrum...
June 7, 2018: Journal of Music Therapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29708025/the-use-of-arts-interventions-for-mental-health-and-wellbeing-in-health-settings
#16
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A Jensen, L O Bonde
AIMS: This literature review aims to illustrate the variety and multitude of studies showing that participation in arts activities and clinical arts interventions can be beneficial for citizens with mental and physical health problems. The article is focused on mental health benefits because this is an emerging field in the Nordic countries where evidence is demanded from national health agencies that face an increasing number of citizens with poor mental health and a need for non-medical interventions and programmes...
July 2018: Perspectives in Public Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29688085/music-therapy-applied-to-complex-blast-injury-in-interdisciplinary-care-a-case-report
#17
Rebecca Vaudreuil, Luis Avila, Joke Bradt, Paul Pasquina
PURPOSE: Music therapy has a long history of treating the physiological, psychological, and neurological injuries of war. Recently, there has been an increase in the use of music therapy and other creative arts therapies in the care of combat injured service members returning to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those with complex blast-related injuries. This case report describes the role of music therapy in the interdisciplinary rehabilitation of a severely injured service member...
April 24, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29650883/-cancer-disease-trajectory-and-the-contribution-of-artistic-outreach-activity-to-palliative-care
#18
Hisako Oshiro, Tatsuo Oshiro, Masahito Tanimizu
The purpose of this article is to show some unintentional aspects of palliative supports offered by the community. The activities of the Opera Ehime, an amateur opera group, play an important role in palliative and grief care. This community is also committed to providing supportive care for home hospice cancer patients through an outreach music program that offers patients connection with others and reduces isolation. Assessment by the coordinator includes determiningthe patients' preferences and the relevance of music throughout their lives...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29548322/sexual-intercourse-age-of-initiation-and-contraception-among-adolescents-in-ireland-findings-from-the-health-behaviour-in-school-aged-children-hbsc-ireland-study
#19
Honor Young, Lorraine Burke, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn
BACKGROUND: The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people's sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national data available. METHODS: This study presents the first nationally representative and internationally comparable data on young people's sexual health behaviours in Ireland. Self-complete questionnaire data were collected from 4494 schoolchildren aged 15-18 years as part of a broader examination of health behaviour and their context...
March 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29541017/longitudinal-analysis-of-music-education-on-executive-functions-in-primary-school-children
#20
Artur C Jaschke, Henkjan Honing, Erik J A Scherder
Background: Research on the effects of music education on cognitive abilities has generated increasing interest across the scientific community. Nonetheless, longitudinal studies investigating the effects of structured music education on cognitive sub-functions are still rare. Prime candidates for investigating a relationship between academic achievement and music education appear to be executive functions such as planning, working memory, and inhibition. Methods: One hundred and forty-seven primary school children, Mage = 6...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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