alexa Medical Music Therapy Knowledge among Medical Students of Jimma University, Ethiopia
ISSN: 2380-5439

Journal of Health Education Research & Development
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Research Article

Medical Music Therapy Knowledge among Medical Students of Jimma University, Ethiopia

Kumera Negash Amente*

School of Music, College of Social Sciences and Humanity, Jimma University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Kumera Negash Amente
School of Music, College of Social Sciences and
Humanity Jimma University, Ethiopia
Tel: +251910105302
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 05, 2016; Accepted date: May 31, 2017; Published date: June 02, 2017

Citation: Amente KN (2017) Medical Music Therapy Knowledge among Medical Students of Jimma University, Ethiopia. J Health Educ Res Dev 5:218. doi:10.4172/2380-5439.1000218

Copyright: © 2017 Amente KN. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The use of music therapy as an adjunct medical treatment option is well established. However, there is no evidence on the knowledge of music therapy among medical practitioner in Ethiopia. Hence, this institutional based crosssectional study was conducted to assess the knowledge and practices of Jimma University medical students on music therapy as an adjunct medical treatment option. A total of 349 medical students were involved in the study. More than half (51%) of the medical students had heard about the music therapy. However, majority (56.7%) of the medical students had lower mean knowledge (low knowledge) on the application of music therapy in specific medical condition and quality of life. The major source of information is internet. There is also higher interest (83.4%) on music therapy training and education among the study participants. Majority (75.4%) of the medical students were show interest in referring patients to a music therapy. The mean knowledge of the medical students was significantly associated to age, ethnicity and level education in medical school. Therefore, effort should be done to in cooperate the music therapy in formal curriculum of medical education and also continues professional development program is need for medical practitioners to ensure the integration of music therapy program on medical system in the country


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