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Music therapy for patients with primary hypertension: observation changes in blood pressure and psychological state

Huang Guozhi; Zhou Dahong  
The aim of the present study was to observe the blood pressure and psychological effects of music therapy forpatients with primary hypertension. Forty-two pat ients with primary hypertension were selected for the study and none of the subjects was taking antihypertensive during the entire experiment.The subjects were assigned to two groups ; twenty subjects to the experiment group, twenty-two subjects to the control group. Patients in the experiment group received music therapy. The control group attended the same number of sessions in the same position for the same period of time only without music therapy.The result showed that a course of trextment of listening to relaxation music for 12 sessions resulted in the decrease of blood pressure and anxiety level of the hypertensives, The difference was statistically significant. These results were comparable to other relaxation training.The preliminary findings encourage further studies on the music therapy in the treatment of hypertension.Author's address: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zhujiang Hospital, 510282
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