A Study on Effects of Music on Physical Condition and Complaints

Author: Tashiro Manabu 1//Ishizaki Hiroyuki 1//Fujiwara Takehiko 1//Itoh Masatoshi 1//Kosaka Youichi 2//Saito Rumiko 2
Div. of Nuclear Medicine, Cyclotron Radioisotope Center, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan [1]//Dept. of Geriatric Medicine, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan [2]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 176-179 , Special Notes: Also in Japanese. Third Symposium of Life Information Science. , Word Count: 117

Music Also in Japanese. Third Symposium of Life Information Science.probably has effects on physical condition and complaints, or
subjective symptoms, of individuals. We investigated the effects of
music by questionnaires based on self-assessment. The data were
collected before and after a public concert. Most of the attendants
expressed improvement in both their physical conditions and complaints, and significant change in the median of the data showed the effectiveness. Statistical significance was confirmed by two rank tests as p=0.000061. We concluded that certain kinds of music have effects to improve physical condition and complaints of individuals and that the rank tests are useful to evaluate specific changes in subjective experiences such as physical condition and so on.