Music Use as Therapy for Institutionalized Elderly

  • Francisco Fábio Marques da Silva Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Antônio Fernandes Filho Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Francisca Bezerra de Oliveira Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria Lúcia de Oliveira Bezerra Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Anúbes Pereira de Castro Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • José Gleyson Pereira Moura Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Micneias do Nascimento Ferreira Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Gabriel Alexandre da Silva Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Francisco Demóstenes Abrantes Viana Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras. Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Cláudia Jeane Lopes Pimenta Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Danilo Temóteo da Silva Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ane Iara Nonato de Sousa Student of Nursing, Academic Unit of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba. Brazil
  • Joab Rodolfo Abreu de Farias Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Wanderson Wylly Ferreira Student of Cell Biology, Academic Unit of Exact and Nature Sciences, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba. Brazil.
  • Jackeline Batista de Lima Student of Cell Biology, Academic Unit of Exact and Nature Sciences, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba. Brazil.
  • Isadora Leite Alves Dantas Student of Nursing, Academic Unit of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba. Brazil

Abstract

Introduction: the Long-Stay Institutions, in majority, are places inappropriate and inadequate to the needs that the elderly have, for physical, social and cognitive nature of activities are scarce in these environments.

Objective: evaluating the use of music as therapy for promoting the quality of life of elderly in a Long-Stay Care Institution in the city of Cajazeiras-PB.

Method: this is an exploratory and interventional research with a quantitative approach, accomplished with 17 institutionalized elderly.

Results: the music used as therapy is an important agent in the improvement of social interaction, in the development of new relationships and emotional bonds, with strong influence in the reestablishment of functional impairments present in the elderly.

Conclusion: the institutionalized elderly involved in this work showed improvement of physical, social and cognitive order through the use of music therapy.

Published
Nov 17, 2015
How to Cite
SILVA, Francisco Fábio Marques da et al. Music Use as Therapy for Institutionalized Elderly. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, nov. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1376>. Date accessed: 19 mar. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1852.
Section
Primary Care

Keywords

Elderly; Homes for the Aged; Quality of Life; Music Therapy.

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