A Single-center, Single Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol of Therapeutic Listening Programme Versus Traditional Music Therapy on Depression and Quality of Life in Institutionalized Adolescents
Keywords:Adolescents; depression; music therapy; quality of life; therapeutic listening programme.
Introduction: Depression is a typical, constant, and debilitating issue occurring during adolescence and
influencing near a fourth of all grown-ups. In adolescents, depression related with impaired social connections,
lower educational accomplishment, poor scholarly execution, family and social brokenness, physical sick
wellbeing and expanded danger of self-destruction. Music therapy intervention could essentially diminished
symptoms of depression, increased cognitive functioning and improved quality of life
Objective: To determine the effects of therapeutic listening programme versus traditional music therapy on
Depression and Quality of Life in Institutionalized Adolescents.
Method: A single-center, single blinded, two group pretest-posttest randomized controlled trial of 36
institutionalized adolescents with depression will be recruited through the simple random sampling. Recruited
institutionalized adolescents will be randomized into one of the two groups namely, therapeutic listening
programme group and traditional music therapy group through block randomization. Both the groups will
receive their respective interventions for 30 minutes a day, 2 days a week for 8 weeks. Participants in dance
group performed, 30 minutes of dance for 3 days/week for 6 weeks. The primary outcome measures will
be Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) and Youth Quality of Life Instrument – Short Form (YQOL-SF).
Urine test and electroencephalogram (EEG) will be recorded in addition to CDI and YQOL-SF. All the
outcome measures will be measured at baseline and 8 weeks post intervention.
Results: Normality of the collected data will be analyzed using Shapiro-Wilk test of normality. Descriptive
statistics will be expressed in mean±Standard deviation/mean (95% confidence interval) with range and
parametric tests/non-parametric tests, paired t-test/Wilcoxon signed rank test and independent t-test/MannWhitney U-test will be used for within and between group comparisons based on normality.
Conclusion: The study outlines the importance of therapeutic listening programme on institutionalized
adolescents with depression. Successful completion of this RCT will create evidence on the best treatment
options for institutionalized adolescents with depression
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