Group singing has multiple benefits in the context of chronic pain: an exploratory pilot study

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Irons, J. Yoon, Kuipers, Pim, Wan, Aston and Stewart, Donald E 2019. Group singing has multiple benefits in the context of chronic pain: an exploratory pilot study. Pain Management Nursing. 21 (3), pp. 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2019.07.008
AuthorsIrons, J. Yoon, Kuipers, Pim, Wan, Aston and Stewart, Donald E
Abstract

This paper reports findings of a pilot singing intervention to assist people living with chronic pain. Pain Management Clinic out-patients participated in 10 weekly group singing sessions. Benefits of the intervention and its impact on participants’ (N=4) experience of pain were explored qualitatively. Three main themes comprising over 20 separate codes indicated physical, psychological and social dimensions associated with the intervention. People with chronic pain identify multiple benefits from participating in a group singing program. Group singing in chronic pain settings has multiple benefits; and can be a beneficial adjunct to conventional pain management care and nursing, which may positively complement clinical outcomes.

Keywordschronic pain; group singing; wellbeing; quality of life; bio-psycho-social pain model
Year2019
JournalPain Management Nursing
Journal citation21 (3), pp. 259-264
PublisherElsevier
ISSN17581869
17581877
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2019.07.008
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624206
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1524904219301080
Publication dates05 Sep 2019
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Deposited09 Oct 2019
Accepted23 Jul 2019
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