Robb and Carpenter (2009) A Review of Music-Based Intervention Reporting in Pediatrics

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journal article


Sheri L. Robb and Janet S. Carpenter. Journal of Health Psychology. 2009; Vol. 14, No. 4: pp 490-501.


Determining how music-based interventions have been described in published literature is an important first step in evaluating whether guidelines for reporting music-based interventions need to be developed. Twenty-two pediatric intervention studies that met specified inclusion criteria were reviewed for content in 11 areas. This review revealed significant gaps in intervention reporting. Problems were particularly pronounced in eight areas: music qualities, intervention materials, intervention components, intervention delivery schedule, interventionist, treatment fidelity, setting and music delivery method. Development of reporting guidelines for music-based interventions is needed to improve reporting and advance evidence-based practice.


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very young children