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A randomised controlled trial of the effect of music therapy and verbal relaxation on chemotherapy-induced anxiety

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Written by Mei-Feng Lin, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Yu-Yun Hsu, Susan Fetzer and Mei-Chi Hsu, in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Aims. To determine the effect of music therapy and verbal relaxation on state anxiety and anxiety-induced physiological
manifestations among patients with cancer before and after chemotherapy.
Background. Cancer and its treatment provoke a series of changes in the emotional sphere of the patient’s anxiety. Music
therapy and verbal relaxation had reported the anxiety reduction effect on patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy.

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