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The effect of music therapy for 119 emergency medical technicians with high post-traumatic stress

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2021, 26(12), pp.221-226
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2021.26.12.221
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : November 3, 2021
  • Accepted : November 30, 2021
  • Published : December 31, 2021

Hee-Jeong Ahn ORD ID 1 Gyu-Sik Shim 2

1나사렛대학교
2나사렛대학교 응급구조학과

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ABSTRACT

This study was examined the effect and the continuity of music therapy for reduce on post-traumatic stress (PTS) in 119 emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The subjects of the study were 42 EMTs in the C area, and the study was conducted from November 25, 2019 to March 1, 2020. The experimental group conducted a total of ten music therapy programs twice a day for five days. The session-specific program was conducted by two music therapists, including the early, mid, late, and closed stages. Each step applied intervention techniques necessary for goals such as improvisation, rhythm making, Nanta, and couple physical activities. The control group was required to take a free break (TV viewing, cell phone games, sleep, exercise, etc.) at the same time as the experimental group's program. The study found that the control group had no difference in PTS before and after the application of music therapy, but the experimental group had a significant decrease in PTS immediately after the application of music therapy and a gradual increase in PTS after 4 and 12 weeks (p<.05). Repetitive music therapy is judged to be an effective way to mitigate the PTS leve for EMTs.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.