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Knowledge of students of the Faculty of Health Sciences about Music Therapy

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Marcela Lichtensztejn ,
Marcela Lichtensztejn

Carrera de Musicoterapia, Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Milagros Benavides ,
Milagros Benavides

Carrera de Musicoterapia, Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Carla Galdona ,
Carla Galdona

Carrera de Musicoterapia, Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Carlos Jesús Canova-Barrios ,
Carlos Jesús Canova-Barrios

Carrera de Musicoterapia, Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of music therapy among students of Medicine, Nursing and Kinesiology of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Business and Social Sciences (UCES) of the City of Buenos Aires in the second semester of 2023.
Methods: Descriptive study, with quantitative and cross-sectional approach. An instrument consisting of 24 closed questions was implemented and answered by 61 students.
Results: The majority were kinesiology students (44.26%). It was found that 83.61% reported knowing what music therapy is and 73.77% considered it safe. The level of knowledge did not show any relationship with gender, age, or profession. The level of knowledge was found to be related to the intention to refer a patient to the music therapy service (p:<0.001). The perception that music therapy helps reduce pain (p:0.006), improves quality of life (p:<0.001), reduces arousal (p:<0.001) and improves emotional expression (p:<0.001) was strongly related to the intention to suggest music therapy treatment.
Conclusions: Students report having a high level of knowledge about music therapy; however, the self-evaluation of this knowledge is categorized as "poor". Knowledge of music therapy treatment and its applications was related to the intention to refer patients to music therapy services in the future. Interventions are suggested to improve the knowledge of future health professionals about music therapy, to allow interdisciplinary work and to favor the benefit of patients.

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Lichtensztejn M, Benavides M, Galdona C, Canova-Barrios CJ. Knowledge of students of the Faculty of Health Sciences about Music Therapy. Seminars in Medical Writing and Education [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 29 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];2:35. Available from: https://mw.saludcyt.ar/index.php/mw/article/view/35

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