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QOD 67: Chronic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis (Fundamentals/Basic Care and Comfort)

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A patient with chronic pain as a result of multiple sclerosis has requested music therapy for help with pain management. Which of the following describes music therapy for pain control? Select all that apply.


A. Music therapy is an established health profession

B. Music therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment

D. Music therapy is associated with a decreased length of hospital stay among patients who use it


Music therapy is a legitimate health profession established to provide support and comfort and to promote relaxation for a patient suffering from illness. Music therapy has been shown to reduce stress and pain among patients who use it; it may also decrease the length of inpatient hospital stays when used appropriately.

Date Published - Apr 12, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 13, 2016