Music Therapy Interventions Increase Psychosocial Well-Being of Older Adults

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of group music therapy sessions on the psychosocial well-being of older adults living in assisted and independent living communities. Participants engaged in group music therapy sessions for eight consecutive weeks. All sessions included following interventions: music listening, singing, lyric analysis, and music-assisted movements. Results indicated that there were significant effect of group music therapy sessions on their life satisfaction, self-esteem, and social interaction.

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