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Preliminar results on the contributions of music therapy and vibroacoustic therapy to the treatment of stress

Paula Zoe Gelerstein Moreyra ,
Paula Zoe Gelerstein Moreyra

1Laboratorio Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias Cognitivas (LINC), Centro de Investigación en Neurociencias y Neuropsicología (CINN), Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Palermo (UP), Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Nadia Justel ,
Nadia Justel

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina

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Verónika Diaz Abrahan ,
Verónika Diaz Abrahan

Instituto Patagónico de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas IPCSH– CONICET

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Introduction. Stress is one of the most frequent current mental health problems among the Latin American population, mainly related to social, work and academic spaces. Receptive music therapy interventions are used for stress reduction and include musical and/or vibrational perception. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of music therapy (MI) interventions of music listening (MI), vibroacoustic stimulation (VAS) and vibroacoustic music therapy (VAMT, combination of MI + VAS) on stress. Method. Thirty people (18 to 50 years old) from Córdoba and Buenos Aires, Argentina were participated in this study. Blood pressure, emotional state, relaxation and stress were evaluated before and after the interventions. There was a control condition (listening to the story). Results. No significant differences were found in blood pressure. On subjective states, MS presented a lower level of mental calmness compared to the other groups. More interestingly, the EV group had higher levels of tranquility when comparing pre- and post-intervention values. In terms of stress, the control group presented the highest levels compared to the other three groups in the post-intervention phase. In addition, there was a decrease in stress in the EM, EV and MTV groups between the pre- and post-intervention phases. Conclusion. The results of this preliminary study show that interventions that include music or vibration reduce stress states. However, more research is needed to advance this issue

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Gelerstein Moreyra PZ, Justel N, Diaz Abrahan V. Preliminar results on the contributions of music therapy and vibroacoustic therapy to the treatment of stress. SCT Proceedings in Interdisciplinary Insights and Innovations [Internet]. 2024 May 3 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];2:263. Available from:

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