Using Music Therapy to Reduce Anxiety


Anxiety levels in pediatric oncology patients is a problem recognized by numerous facilities and organizations (Knoerl et al., 2022). During treatment, pediatric patients undergo extensive treatment leading to heightened anxiety (Uggla et al., 2018). The use of music therapy during treatment has been shown to improve pediatric patient anxiety levels and has offered a positive, engaging, and developmentally appropriate intervention to promote effective coping mechanisms (da Silva Santa et al., 2021; González-Martín-Moreno et al., 2021). Music therapy is used as a strategy to relieve stress and anxiety levels in children during hospitalization and has demonstrated its efficacy on individual’s health (Heiderscheit, 2022).

Music therapy, Anxiety, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Pediatric