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Effect of music intervention on the cognitive and depression status of senior apartment residents in Taiwan

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, June 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Effect of music intervention on the cognitive and depression status of senior apartment residents in Taiwan
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s82572
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Shu-Yu Tai, Ling-Chun Wang, Yuan-Han Yang

Abstract

To identify the effect of music intervention on cognitive function and depression status of residents in senior citizen apartments based on the existing evidence regarding music therapy. An experimental study was conducted from November 2008 to December 2009. Sixty healthy senior apartment residents over 65 years of age were recruited and separated into two groups. According to their opinion, 41 took part in the music intervention group and 19 in the comparison group. The music intervention involved Buddhist hymns. The short-term effects were evaluated based on the measurement of cognitive function and depression level using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Geriatric Depression Scale-short form (GDS-SF) at the baseline, 1 month, and 4 months. The means of the initial and the 1-month MMSE and GDS-SF scores did not differ between the two groups. The 4-month MMSE score significantly declined compared with the initial level in the comparison group, whereas no significant change was observed in the experimental group. Moreover, the 4-month GDS-SF score significantly improved in both groups compared with the initial level. Music intervention may postpone cognitive decline in healthy residents preferring Buddhist hymns in the senior citizen apartments in 4 months follow-up, and intense contact with participants may improve their mood status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 110 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 17%
Student > Master 18 16%
Student > Bachelor 13 11%
Researcher 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 25 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 33 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 9%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Neuroscience 5 4%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 28 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 July 2017.
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#2,462,688
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#326
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#33,700
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#7
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