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|Author||Wang C.C.; Lo J.; Saunders R.; Adama E.; Bulsara C.; Etherton-Beer C.; Yang A.W.H.
|Title||Light acupuncture and five-element music therapy for nurses' mental health and well-being during and post-COVID-19: Protocol for a randomised cross-over feasibility study|
Wang C.C.; Lo J.; Saunders R.; Adama E.; Bulsara C.; Etherton-Beer C.; Yang A.W.H. Light acupuncture and five-element music therapy for nurses' mental health and well-being during and post-COVID-19: Protocol for a randomised cross-over feasibility study,BMJ Open 12 4
|Keywords||Acupuncture Therapy; Australia; COVID-19; Feasibility Studies; Humans; Mental Health; Music Therapy; Nurses; Pandemics; Quality of Life; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; acupuncture; anxiety; Article; clinical protocol; controlled study; coronavirus disease 2019; crossover procedure; depression; feasibility study; female; Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7; human; male; mental health; music therapy; nurse; Patient Health Questionnaire 9; quality of life assessment; questionnaire; randomized controlled trial; Short Form 12; therapy effect; wellbeing; work productivity and activity impairment questionnaire; Australia; mental health; pandemic; quality of life; randomized controlled trial (topic)
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|Abstract||Introduction Australian nurses have experienced higher levels of anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the prepandemic. This may have affected their long-term mental health and intention to stay in the profession resulting in a workforce shortage, which further impacts the health of the public. Management is urgently required to improve nurses' well-being. However, there is limited evidence available. The proposed clinical trial aims to evaluate the feasibility and therapeutic effects of using a combination of light acupuncture and five-element music therapy to improve nurses' mental health and well-being during and post-COVID-19. Methods and analysis This randomised, single blinding, two-arm cross-over feasibility study involves a 1-week run-in period, 2-week intervention and 1-week run-in period in between interventions. Thirty-six eligible nurses will be recruited from the community and randomised into either a combination of light acupuncture treatment and five-element music therapy group or no treatment group for 2 weeks. After a 1-week run in period, they will be swapped to the different group. The primary outcome of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of a combination of light acupuncture treatment and five-element music therapy to improve nurses' mental health and well-being. The secondary outcomes will include anxiety and depression, work productivity and activity, and quality of life assessments. Participants will be asked to complete a set of online questionnaires throughout the trial period. All analyses will be performed in R Studio V.1.1.463. Ethics and dissemination Ethical approval was attained from Edith Cowan University's Human Research Ethics Committee (No. 2021-02728-WANG). Research findings will be shared with hospitals and in various forms to engage broader audiences, including national and international conferences, presentations, open-access peer-reviewed journal publications, and local community workshop dissemination with healthcare professionals. Trial registration number Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12621000957897p https://www.anzctr.org.au/ACTRN12621000957897p.aspx © 2022 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.