Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 2

Music Therapy in Preterm Infants: Which One is Better Active or Passive?

María de los Angeles Livengood de Sanabria*

Clínica de Pediatría y Neonatología - Avenida la Castellana 8-83 Zona 9, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

*Corresponding Author: María de los Angeles Livengood de Sanabria, Clínica de Pediatría y Neonatología - Avenida la Castellana 8-83 Zona 9, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

Received: January 03, 2023; Published: January 24, 2023


Preterm newborns present multiple complications due to their immaturity, for several years multiple methods have been used that help conventional therapy, among the most used is music therapy, this can be done in different modalities and has multiple benefits, for what is intended to review the scientific literature to evaluate them and see if they present any differences and which one has more advantages. 

Keywords: Music Therapy; Premature Infant; Neonatal Intensive Care; Neurodevelopment


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Citation: María de los Angeles Livengood de Sanabria. “Music Therapy in Preterm Infants: Which One is Better Active or Passive?”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.2 (2023): 146-151.


Copyright: © 2022 María de los Angeles Livengood de Sanabria. 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.


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