Lake Hospital System Receives $60,000 Grant for Groundbreaking Music Therapy Study
Participants Sought For Landmark Study To Measure Effects Of Music On Diabetes Outcomes
Lake Hospital System is seeking 200-300 participants for the three-year music therapy study, the first of its kind conducted with patients who have diabetes. Scheduled to begin in
According to 2007 data from the Centers for Disease Control, 23.6 million people in
“Given the epidemic incidence of diabetes, it’s a high priority to investigate integrative approaches to treatment that offer added benefit to patients engaged in diabetes self-management training,” said
Diabetes is unique among chronic health conditions because, to a large extent, treatment depends upon self-management. Many patients participate in diabetes self-management training, which provides them with an overall education about diabetes, including how to monitor blood glucose levels as well as knowledge about diet, exercise and insulin.
“We’ve known for many years that patients who effectively learn to control blood glucose, blood pressure and blood lipids have decreased occurrence of serious complications, including cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, blindness and lower limb amputations,” explained
Clinical research demonstrates that music can improve respiration, lower blood pressure, reduce heart rate, relax muscle tension, decrease pain by increasing levels of endorphins, increase immunologic function and reduce stress and anxiety. Music also has the power to calm or excite, depending on personal preference and the type of music.
Lake Hospital System has used music to enhance healing since establishing a music therapy program 18 years ago as part of the hospital system’s outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. With the opening of TriPoint Medical Center this fall, Lake Hospital System will further expand evidenced-based healing programs, like music therapy, system wide.
“Music therapy is a valuable component of the care we provide our patients,” said
Lake Hospital System will present results of the study in 2012 at the annual Health Symposium sponsored by the Diabetes Association of
“Music therapy research is our signature program at the Kulas Foundation. We’re thrilled to support the groundbreaking music therapy research being conducted at Lake Hospital System with patients who have diabetes,” said
The Kulas Foundation, founded in 1937 by
Individuals, ages 30-85, with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (if covered by third party insurance) are eligible to participate in the study. Individuals with gestational diabetes or other types will be excluded. Other exclusions include dementia and severe hearing loss. Each participant will receive a
For more information, please contact the Lake Hospital System Diabetes Care Center at 440-953-6272.
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