A music-with-movement exercise programme for community-dwelling older adults suffering from chronic pain: A pilot randomized controlled trial

Mimi M.Y. Tse (Corresponding Author), Elsie Yan, Angel S.K. Tang, Daphne Cheung, Shamay Ng

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Abstract

Aim: This study developed, implemented and tested the effectiveness of a music-with-movement exercise programme in improving the pain situations of older adults with chronic pain. Design: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Methods: This was a pilot randomized controlled trial. The intervention was an 8-week music-with-movement exercise (MMEP) programme for older adults with chronic pain recruited in elders’ community centres. The control group received the usual care and a pain management pamphlet. Outcome variables were pain intensity, pain self-efficacy and pain interference, depression and loneliness. Results: Seventy-one participants joined this study. Pain intensity was significantly reduced between the experimental group compared to the control group. The experimental group participants reported significant improvements in pain self-efficiency, pain interference and reduced loneliness and depressive symptoms. However, no significant difference was observed between groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6566-6574
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Open
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

Keywords

  • chronic pain
  • community-dwelling older adults
  • music with movement
  • randomized controlled trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing

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