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Effect of Live versus Recorded Music during Mealtimes on the Nutritional Intake of Older Adults in an Assisted Living Facility

Title: The Effect of Live versus Recorded Music during Mealtimes on the Nutritional Intake of Older Adults in an Assisted Living Facility.
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Name(s): Bowden, Meredith, author
Darrow, Alice-Ann, professor directing thesis
Madsen, Clifford K., committee member
Standley, Jayne M., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (59 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of live versus recorded music on the nutritional intake of older adults during mealtimes in an assisted living facility. Nutritional health is an important component of maintaining quality-of-life. Poor nutrition in older adults is due to health conditions, life changes, and other symptoms of aging. Attention to proper nutrition is too often neglected or absent in the lives of many older adults, especially those in long-term care. Interventions exist to combat malnutrition and its consequences, including sensory stimulation interventions involving recorded music; however, no research has been done examining the impact of live music therapy, which is extensively regarded as more effective than recorded music in other contexts. Participants in this study were residents at two assisted living facilities. The design of the study was ABAC or ACAB, where A was the no-music control, B was recorded music, and C was live music therapy. Food intake was measured using a plate-waste survey. Results indicated that food intake increased with both recorded music and live music; however, a significant increase in food intake was found between the no music and live music conditions. The increase in food intake between the no music and recorded music conditions was not significant. These results have implications for the role of music therapy in improving the food intake of older adults, and thus, their nutritional health as well.
Identifier: FSU_FA2016_Bowden_fsu_0071N_13560 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: November 3, 2016.
Keywords: Music Therapy, Nutrition, Older Adults
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Alice-Ann Darrow, Professor Directing Thesis; Clifford Madsen, Committee Member; Jayne Standley, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Medical sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_FA2016_Bowden_fsu_0071N_13560
Owner Institution: FSU

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Bowden, M. (2016). The Effect of Live versus Recorded Music during Mealtimes on the Nutritional Intake of Older Adults in an Assisted Living Facility. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_FA2016_Bowden_fsu_0071N_13560