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Drexel Professor’s Cochrane Library Research Earns Second Highest in ‘Listens’

Philadelphia, PA, February 9, 2011 — The benefits of music therapy for patients with acquired brain injury have been revealed in a systematic review by an international team of Cochrane researchers led by Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions associate professor Dr. Joke Bradt. The review found that music therapy provided by trained music therapists may help to improve movement in stroke patients. A few small trials also suggest a wider role for music in recovery from brain injury.

Cochrane Reviews are published in The Cochrane Library—an online collection of databases that brings together in one place rigorous and up-to-date research on the efficacyof healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests.
Cochrane Reviews are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care.

Select reviews are also available on Cochrane’s website as podcasts. Since 2008 podcast reviews have been tracked on a cumulative basis. Specifically, Cochrane’s metrics track podcast pages ‘listen now’ clicks on the relevant page in www.cochrane.org/podcasts.

The present cumulative year saw three times the number of clicks than that of the previous year.

Dr. Bradt’s review on acquired brain injury, released in 2010, has already ranked second in podcast listens.

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News media contact: Katie Bex
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Contact info; 215.762.8436 kbex@drexel.edu