Lincoln SchoolClass of 2023Cumberland, Rhode Island
- "Using Individualized Active Music Therapy to Investigate Parkinson’s Disease-Related Motor-cognitive Skill Decline and Quality of Life " with mentor Stephen (July 28, 2022)
Using Individualized Active Music Therapy to Investigate Parkinson’s Disease-Related Motor-cognitive Skill Decline and Quality of Life
Started Dec. 16, 2021
Abstract or project description
For this project, Anona will write a research proposal for an active music therapy intervention for Parkinson’s disease patients. Specifically, the study proposes to test the efficacy of an individualized active music therapy intervention for Parkinson’s disease-related motor-cognitive skills and quality of life. The rationale for this study is that previous research has shown that active music therapy, which includes playing instruments, singing, or composing music, is an effective long-term treatment option for Parkinson’s patients. One novel aspect of this study is that it will focus on an in-depth evaluation of active music therapy and the role that patient self-efficacy and competence plays in the intervention’s efficacy. The study will be an observational study, involving patient surveys administered in intervals throughout the duration of the study, assessing happiness and overall feelings surrounding performance in motor-cognitive skill tests.