Music therapy to manage asthma symptoms in young indigenous people in an urban setting

Eley, Robert and Norman, Michelle (2010) Music therapy to manage asthma symptoms in young indigenous people in an urban setting. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 34 (3). pp. 20-22. ISSN 1037-3403


This pilot project looked at whether there was an impact on young people’s asthma when they participated in lessons that involved controlled breathing techniques, didgeridoo playing (males) or singing (females). Whilst there was difficulty with retention, the overall results showed a positive outcome. The intervention is one that could be developed further to deliver not only asthma management programs but to address other health issues.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting publisher's permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 04:38
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 04:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: asthma; aborigine; didgeridoos; music
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110203 Respiratory Diseases
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190408 Music Therapy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified

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