The Effects of Music Therapy on Adult Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU

ID#: NCT03642002

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: No

Study Phase: N/A

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: September 01, 2018

End Date: January 01, 2021

Contact Information:
Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC
(212) 420-3484
Christopher Pizzute, MA, LCAT-LP, MT-BC
(212) 636-3112
Summary: While most studies in the medical literature that indicate "music" as an intervention may recognize its impact and capacity to decrease pain perception, anxiety, and/or its role in the regulation of cardiac and respiratory function in ICU patients, no identifiable studies have implemented entrained live music therapy protocols into clinical trials. Music therapy treatment is a non-pharmacological intervention that is individually tailored to the patient's needs and focuses on the assessment and intervention of a specific music application that is provided by a certified music therapist. Entrained music therapy focuses on a dynamic interaction between the patient and music therapist in which the music therapist attempts to promote relaxation and comfort through the patient's identified Song of Kin (SOK). This study measures the effects of live music therapy entrained to the vital signs of adult patients on duration of mechanical ventilation.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Adult patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, acute hypercapnic respiratory failure, and ARDS admitted to the ICU requiring mechanical ventilation

- Patients that are anticipated to remain on invasive mechanical ventilation for 48 hours or more will be screened for participation in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

- Under 18 years of age

- Identified hearing disorder

- Prior history of chronic respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation

- RASS score of -4, or -5

- Active seizures, or status epilepticus

- Cardiac arrest

- Coma

- End of life

- More than 2 vasopressors