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Master of Science in Music Therapy
Dr. Sangeeta Swamy
Elderly individuals diagnosed with dementia seem to exhibit similar characteristics; anxiety, depression, isolation, pain, and accumulated stress. it is the desire of this researcher to investigate the role of entrainment on an elderly individuals stress and anxiety. The researcher conducts a mixed method study that evaluates quantitative measures such as heart rate and blood pressure, and qualitative measures through interviews. Overall, the findings lead the researcher to believe that entrainment in music therapy can affect an elderly individuals stress and anxiety in a positive way.
Brennan, Francesca, "The Role of Entrainment on an Older Adult’s Stress and Anxiety: A Mixed Methods Study" (2018). Theses & Dissertations. 70.