Perceived holistic health effects of three levels of music participation

Authors

  • Betty A. Bailey PEI Health Sector Council, 141 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, PEI. C1A 1K9, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustics, Engineering research, Musical instruments, Proteins, Choirs, Cortisol, Salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA)

Abstract

A study was conducted, utilizing measurements of salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and cortisol to investigate the effects of active and passive participation in music. Researchers found a significant increase in sIgA between pre and post group singing, following two practices and a performance. It was also found that cortisol significantly decreased after practices, but significantly increased following the performance. A significant increase in sIgA between pre and post group singing was found without any increase for pre and post listening, while conduct research with members of a professional choir. A significant decrease in cortisol was also found between pre and post listening without any increase between pre and post singing. The members of three choirs were asked to participate in a survey, investigating effects of experiences of music. The items related to the 3 levels of participation were mixed with other items of choir practices.

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Published

2006-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Bailey BA. Perceived holistic health effects of three levels of music participation. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2006 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 21];34(3):22-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1803

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada