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Song lyrics and the alteration of self-image
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology. (socialt arbete)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8823-6434
2011 (English)In: Nordisk tidskrift for musikkterapi - Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, ISSN 0803-9828, Vol. 20, no 3, 225-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to examine, from a patient perspective, the role music plays as a coping method when facing cancer, I conducted a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews with 17 cancer patients. The patients were between 24–73 years of age and had used music (listened to or played music) to cope with their illness. In this article, four case studies serve to highlight one of the major findings: that the lyrics of religious, cheerful, and hard and heavy music can help cancer patients obtain a balance in their inner feelings by identifying themselves with the person to whom the song lyrics are addressed. This result may be of interest to therapists using music therapy interventions, especially with patients suffering from serious illness.

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2011. Vol. 20, no 3, 225-241 p.
Keyword [en]
Coping, Music therapy, Cancer, Expression of sense of self
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10456DOI: 10.1080/08098131.2010.522718ISI: 000299279700003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80052900537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10456DiVA: diva2:443835
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Music as a coping strategy: a study of the role of music in coping with cancer from the patients' perspective
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Swedish Research Council, Dr. nr. 427-2005-8715
Available from: 2011-09-27 Created: 2011-09-27 Last updated: 2017-08-25Bibliographically approved

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