The Singing Unit – a pilot study investigating the efficacy of a music therapy singing intervention in a local neonatal unit to support parent/infant bonding and reduce parental anxiety

Elizabeth Coombes, Iyad Al-Muzaffar

    Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyhoeddiad arbenigolErthygl

    30 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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    This mixed-methods pilot study involved the parents of premature infants in a neonatal unit. It explored the impact of parental participation in a singing workshop facilitated by an NICU trained music therapist. This was followed by encouragement to hum or sing with their babies while in the unit. The study showed that after the workshop and hospital stay, a statically significant increase in parental wellbeing occurred. The differences for a reduction in parental anxiety and improved parental bonding were not statistically significant, but may suggest trends for improvement in these areas. This low intensity cost-effective intervention then has demonstrated efficacy in the area of parental wellbeing.
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    Tudalennau47-51
    Nifer y tudalennau5
    Cyfrol27
    Rhif1
    Cyhoeddiad arbenigolJournal of Neonatal Nursing
    CyhoeddwrElsevier
    Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 4 Awst 2020

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