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The effect of music on postoperative recovery in older patients: a systematic review

By Hanneke van der Wal - Huisman, Karolien Dons, Rineke Smilde, Erik Heineman and Barbara van Leeuwen


Surgery is an important part of the treatment modalities offered to older patients with cancer. Natural ageing processes lead to deterioration of organ function, making older patients more vulnerable and at risk for experiencing less-favourable outcomes and complications after surgery. Non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as music, may be preferable to medical interventions in older people, who are at risk for adverse effects and drug interactions due to altered physiology and drug metabolism

Topics: ouderen, muziek, chirurgie, theoretische modellen, elderly, music, surgery, theoretical models, postoperative outcomes, Music, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Surgery, Art, Art & elderly, Science
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jgo.2018.03.010
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