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|Author||Shriraam J.; Comeau G.; Swirp M.
|Title||Identification and Illustration of Means to a Critical Assessment of Music and Health Research Literature|
Shriraam J.; Comeau G.; Swirp M. Identification and Illustration of Means to a Critical Assessment of Music and Health Research Literature,Healthcare (Switzerland) 11 6
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|Abstract||In 2019, the WHO released a scoping review investigating art therapies in evidence-based healthcare practices to identify and understand the gaps in the literature. However, the studies curated were not evaluated for their quality. To address this limitation, several assessment tools to critically appraise music-based research studies that investigate therapies pertaining to preventative healthcare were investigated. Two critical appraisal tools were selected for their robustness and appropriateness for the studies in question: the Joanna Briggs Institute checklists and the Music-Based Intervention Guidelines. These tools were tested by two assessors on a total of 23 music studies from the Preventative and Prevention Health section of the WHO report. Based on the requirements for each critical appraisal tool, seven studies received a full assessment utilizing both checklists. Of these seven, two studies scored on the higher index, indicating that the studies followed a detailed methodology to provide concrete and accurate results. The findings of the study highlighted the limitations of study designs and music-based interventions. With this information, beneficial recommendations for future research in this domain are provided to improve the quality of research, ensuring its place in evidence-based healthcare practices. © 2023 by the authors.