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Interactionality of Music Preference and Individual Variables in Pain Perception and Management

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02652039
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 11, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Xueli Tan, University of Iowa

Brief Summary:

The purposes of this study were 1) to delineate any differences in general musical taste (trait) and context-specific music preference (state), as well as preferred music characteristics in cancer patients, 2) to investigate the contributions of individual variabilities, personality, behavioral coping styles, and pain levels in predicting changes from trait to state preferences and preferred music characteristics under various pain conditions.

Cancer patients were recruited to fill in questionnaires pertaining to their demographic information (age, gender, religious preference, ethnicity, music background and experience), personality traits, music preferences, preferences for music characteristics, coping styles, and pain experiences.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cancer Other: Questionnaires

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 35 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Interactionality of State-Trait Music Preference, Individual Variability, and Music Characteristics as a Multi-Axis Paradigm for Context-Specific Pain Perception and Management
Study Start Date : October 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
cancer patients Other: Questionnaires

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain on the McGill Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cancer patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Stage IV cancer diagnosis
  2. Between 40 - 70 years old
  3. Normal or corrected hearing
  4. Able to communicate (speak, comprehend, read, write) in English
  5. Signed informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Under 40 or over 70 years old
  2. Not able to communicate in English
  3. Uncorrected hearing loss/impairment
  4. Dementia, psychosis (hallucinations, delusions) that interferes with cognitive processing (verbal and music)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02652039

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United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 44120
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Iowa
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Study Chair: Kate Gfeller, PhD, MT-BC University of Iowa
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Responsible Party: Xueli Tan, Presidential Graduate Research Fellow, University of Iowa Identifier: NCT02652039    
Other Study ID Numbers: STMP - 03
First Posted: January 11, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016