Evaluation of a systematic development process: Relaxing music for the emergency department Ahern, Nicole en_US Short, Alison E. en_US 2021-11-25T12:45:58Z 2021-11-25T12:45:58Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract A process evaluation was applied to the development and implementation of a receptive music therapy tool, with a view to promoting evidence-based practice via clear linkage from theory to practice. This music tool was required for a research project in the noisy emergency department (ED) of a large urban hospital. The process evaluation focuses on questions about the suitability, planning, application, and effectiveness of this tool used within the research project protocol. The music tool intervention was applied to fifteen selected patients who received a choice of four genre-based relaxation playlists (GRP) over a two-hour period via headphones and MP3 players. The process evaluation method utilized data sources including key informant interactive interviews, observational data, reflective practices, patient feedback and an independent music review. Responses from patients (aged 23-91 years) indicated that most patients listened to multiple genres and most patients (n=14) indicated that the music made them feel better, thereby indicating suitability and effectiveness. Independent music reviewers confirmed that the music playlists contained relaxing musical elements, based on established music therapy criteria. This project was innovative in clearly documenting a music tool development process (GRP) and in turn applying a process evaluation to systematically review both the development and implementation of the tool. In doing so, linkage from theory to practice was established, contributing to understandings about music for relaxation in healthcare. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1036-9457 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other relaxation en_US
dc.subject.other process evaluation en_US
dc.subject.other emergency care en_US
dc.subject.other receptive music therapy en_US
dc.subject.other general hospital en_US
dc.title Evaluation of a systematic development process: Relaxing music for the emergency department en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.publisherStatement The Australian Journal of Music Therapy is published by the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc.: en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Australian Journal of Music Therapy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 20 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ahern, Nicole, Clinical School - South Western Sydney, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Short, Alison E., Centre for Clinical Governance Research in Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US Clinical School South West Sydney Area Health Service *
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