Il Metodo Euterpe viene pubblicato su un’importante rivista scientifica internazionale: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
Lo studio è stato realizzato presso l’Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù ed è consultabile: PumMed, UNICEF, OMS.
Introduction: During the COVID-19 pandemic, children with neurodevelopmental disabilities could not attend their usual rehabilitation therapies, with a consequent reduced support of developmental process and risk of worsening of their clinical conditions.
Methods: We prospectively enrolled 14 children with developmental delay, who had already tried a personalised music therapy (Euterpe method). We included them in a 12-day programme of home-based music therapy. The children and their parents were investigated using the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children and the Parent Stress Index-Short Form.
Results: Fourteen children started the intervention, while only 12 children completed all the planned home sessions and assessments. We observed a significant improvement in children’s sleep quality and a reduction of parental distress.
Discussion: The significant improvements in parental distress and sleep quality must be considered important achievements for the quality of life of a child and their family. Home-based music therapy can provide a feasible approach to improving sleep and parent’s stress for children with developmental disorders.
Keywords: Home telecare; telemedicine; telerehabilitation.