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EEG Hyperscanning and Qualitative Analysis of Moments of Interest in Music Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation – A Feasibility Study

Version 1 : Received: 28 February 2022 / Approved: 8 March 2022 / Online: 8 March 2022 (10:41:32 CET)

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Tucek, G.; Maidhof, C.; Vogl, J.; Heine, A.; Zeppelzauer, M.; Steinhoff, N.; Fachner, J. EEG Hyperscanning and Qualitative Analysis of Moments of Interest in Music Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation—A Feasibility Study. Brain Sci. 2022, 12, 565. Tucek, G.; Maidhof, C.; Vogl, J.; Heine, A.; Zeppelzauer, M.; Steinhoff, N.; Fachner, J. EEG Hyperscanning and Qualitative Analysis of Moments of Interest in Music Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation—A Feasibility Study. Brain Sci. 2022, 12, 565.

Journal reference: Brain Sci. 2022, 12, 565
DOI: 10.3390/brainsci12050565

Abstract

Interdisciplinary research into the underlying neural processes of music therapy (MT) and subjective experiences of patients and therapists are largely lacking. The aim of the current study was to assess the feasibility of newly developed procedures (including EEG/ECG hyperscanning, synchronous audio-video monitoring, and qualitative interviews) to study the personal experiences and neuronal dynamics of moments of interest during MT with stroke survivors. The feasibility of our mobile set-up and procedures as well as their clinical implementation in a rehabilitation centre and an acute hospital ward were tested with four phase C patients. Protocols and interviews were used for the documentation and analysis of the feasibility. Recruiting patients for MT sessions was feasible, although data collection on three consecutive weeks was not always possible due to organisational constraints, especially in the hospital with acute ward routines. Research procedures were successfully implemented, and according to interviews, none of the patients reported any burden, tiredness or increased stress due to the research procedures, which lasted approx. 3 hours (ranging from 135min to 209min) for each patient. Implementing the research procedures in a rehabilitation unit with stroke patients was feasible and only small adaptations were made for further research.

Keywords

music therapy; stroke rehabilitation; moments of interest; process research; therapeutic relationship; mixed methods; EEG hyperscanning; social neuroscience; medical anthropology

Subject

ARTS & HUMANITIES, Music Studies

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