Effects of Music Therapy on Depression and Duration of Hospital Stay of Breast Cancer Patients After Radical Mastectomy

Effects of Music Therapy on Depression and Duration of Hospital Stay of Breast Cancer Patients After Radical Mastectomy

ABSTRACT: Breast cancer remains the most important cancer among women worldwide. The disease itself and treatment may have a profound impact on the patients’ psychological well being and quality of life. Depression is common in breast cancer patients and affects the therapeutic effects as well as prolongs the duration of hospital stay. However, few studies reported the effectiveness of music therapy on depression and duration of hospital stay of female patients with breast cancer after radical mastectomy.

REVIEWER: Peter Gerlings

AUTHOR SUMMARY: Kai-na Zhou, Xiao-mei Li, Hong Yan, Shao-nong Dang, Duo-lao Wang

READ MORE: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21933563/