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Music Use As Therapy For Institutionalized Elderly
Author: Francisco Fábio Marques Da Silva, Maria Do Carmo Andrade Duarte De Farias, Antônio Fernandes Filho, Francisca Bezerra De Oliveira, Maria Lúcia De Oliveira Bezerra, Anúbes Pereira De Castro, José Gleyson Pereira Moura, Micneias Do Nascimento Ferr
Publisher: Internet Medical Publishing
5 pages
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Type of publication: Article
DOI: 10.3823/1852
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Objective: evaluating the use of music as therapy for promoting the quality of life of elderly in a Long-Stay Care Institution in the city of Cajazeiras-PB.

Method: this is an exploratory and interventional research with a quantitative approach, accomplished with 17 institutionalized elderly.

Results: the music used as therapy is an important agent in the

improvement of social interaction, in the development of new relationships and emotional bonds, with strong inflence in the reestablishment of functional impairments present in the elderly.

Conclusion: the institutionalized elderly involved in this work showed improvement of physical, social and cognitive order through the use of music therapy.

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