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- The bifold intention of this paper was to:
- 1) Elucidate and define music-based intervention modalities and content, applied in experimental studies.
- 2) Elucidate the effects of these interventions on motor and/or cognitive symptoms in the neurological population.
- The data was extracted from PubMed and Web of Science.
- Cited references of included articles were screened for potential inclusion.
- A systematic literature search up to 20th of June 2016 included controlled trials and cohort studies which used music-based interventions for ≥3 weeks in the neurological population (in- and outpatients) targeting motor and/or cognitive symptoms.
- No limitations were set to publication date.
- The recruited searches included nineteen articles comprising thirteen randomized controlled trials (total participants Nexp=241, Nctrl=269), four controlled trials (Nexp=59, Nctrl=53) and two cohort studies (N.=27).
- Fourteen studies were conducted in stroke, three in Parkinson’s disease, and two in multiple sclerosis population.
- Modalities of music-based interventions were clustered into four groups: Instrument-based, listening-based, rhythm-based, and multicomponent-based music interventions.
- The studies consistently illustrated that music-based interventions exhibited similar or larger effects than conventional rehabilitation on upper limb function (N.=16; fine motricity, hand and arm capacity, finger and hand tapping velocity/variability), mobility (N.=7; gait parameters), and cognition (N.=4; verbal memory and focused attention).