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Home-based music therapy to support bulbar and respiratory functions of persons with early and mid-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—protocol and results from a feasibility study

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Respiratory failure, malnutrition, aspiration pneumonia, and dehydration are the precursors to mortality in ALS. Loss of natural communication is considered one of the worst aspects of ALS. This first study to test the feasibility of a music therapy protocol for bulbar and respiratory rehabilitation in ALS employs a mixed-methods case study series design with repeated measures. Newly diagnosed patients meeting the inclusion criteria were invited to participate, until the desired sample size (...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3390/brainsci12040494

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Author
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
Brain Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Pages:
494-494
Publication date:
2022-04-13
Acceptance date:
2022-04-06
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EISSN:
2076-3425

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