Last updated on May 2018

Effect of Music Therapy on Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Brief description of study

This study examines the effects of 6 different music therapy interventions on outcomes for neonates diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this exploratory pilot study is to learn what, if any, effects live music therapy interventions have on the pacification, stabilization, and development of infants diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a group of problems that occur in a newborn who has been exposed to illegal or prescription opiates while in the mother's womb. Participants will receive 6 music therapy sessions over a 14-day period based on a randomized treatment schedule of 6 different interventions.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03533985

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Flossie Ierardi, MA

Drexel University/Hahnemann Hospital-College of Nursing and Health Professions
Philadelphia, PA United States
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