Detroit, Michigan 48201


This trial studies how well music works in reducing distress in participants with cancer during chemotherapy treatment. Music in participants receiving cancer treatment such as infusion treatment and caregiver may reduce pain, anxiety, and distress and improve participant's psychological and physiological wellbeing.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To test the effect of patients? listening to music on level of distress during cancer treatment. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To explore the influence of covariates (patients? sociodemographics, musical background, and clinical variables) on the association between patients? listening to music and level of distress during cancer treatment. II. To explore the interdependence of adjustment among patients and their caregivers on the association between. OUTLINE: Participants and caregivers are randomized to 1 of 2 groups. GROUP I: Participants and caregivers listen to music of their choice for up to 60 minutes during infusion session. GROUP II: Participants and caregivers do not listen to music during infusion session and are placed on music waitlist.


Inclusion Criteria: - Able to speak, read, write and understand English - Have sufficient hearing capacity to hear music Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with cognitive or perceptual disturbances will be excluded



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Felicity Harper
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Detroit, Michigan 48201
United States

Felicity Harper
Phone: 313-576-8763

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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