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

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Question:

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.

Answer:

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

Rationale: 

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.

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