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A Resource-Oriented Music Therapy Support Group Intervention for Adults Living with Fibromyalgia

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A Resource-Oriented Music Therapy Support Group Intervention for Adults Living with Fibromyalgia

Da Costa, Danna (2014) A Resource-Oriented Music Therapy Support Group Intervention for Adults Living with Fibromyalgia. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a generalized soft-tissue chronic pain syndrome characterized by tenderness upon palpation of 11 of 18 tender points and generalized pain on both sides of the body for at least 3 months. In Canada, 2-10% of the population has FMS, with diagnoses being higher in women than men. Music therapy research targeting FMS and chronic pain is minimal, while other health professions have seen music as a viable intervention tool (Oneiva-Zafra et al., 2010; Prasanna, 2009; Siedlecki, 2009; Chesky 1997). Therefore, the purpose of this research was to design the initial stages of a resource-oriented music therapy support group intervention for adults living with Fibromyalgia using Fraser and Galinsky’s (2010) intervention research method. Relevant medical, psychology, and music therapy literature pertaining to FMS and chronic pain was analyzed through open, axial and selective coding. Robb, Burns and Carpenter’s (2011) checklist of guidelines for reporting music-based interventions were used as a framework for describing the proposed interventions. The overarching aims of the intervention program are to foster awareness and develop self-management strategies for those living with FMS. Vocal and receptive music therapy techniques were incorporated into the intervention design to support said overarching aims by fostering the development and maintenance of participants’ own resources and strengths. It is hoped that this research will form the basis for the further development of music therapy resources and techniques specifically designed to benefit those living with FMS and/or chronic pain.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Da Costa, Danna
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy)
Date:8 April 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Vaillancourt, Guylaine
Keywords:Fibromyalgia, Resource-Oriented Music Therapy, Intervention Research, Music Therapy Support Groups, Chronic Pain
ID Code:978428
Deposited By: DANNA DA COSTA
Deposited On:18 Sep 2014 18:33
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 20:07
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