Carla Rose Kelly is a Music Medicine Researcher with 4 published papers. She is an active member of Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music & Medicine (ISQRMM), International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM), and International Society for Music Educators (ISME).
Have you had a positive test for Covid? Or do you still have lingering symptoms? If so, you could be eligible to join the research study. Here is the information.
Principal Investigators: Carla Rose Kelly
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
You are being invited to voluntarily participate in a research study looking at the way Music Medicine may influence recovery from COVID-19 as well as its potential to decrease risk of transmission, and lingering symptoms. The purpose of this letter of information and consent is to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to participate. It is important that you understand what the research involves. Please take the time to read this carefully and ask questions if you would like to understand some part of it better. Please feel free to ask the research staff any questions you may have about the study at any time. You will be given a copy of this letter of information and consent once it has been signed.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to look at the way Music Medicine effects recovery from COVID-19 as well as if it can protect from transmission, and lingering symptoms. Current treatment approaches for COVID-19 are centered around pharmaceuticals. Thus, the primary aim of this study is to assess a potential non-drug treatment that may aid in immune functioning or increase healing time for those infected.
Music Medicine is researched based curated music by a specialist that uses Music Medicine to treat symptoms with a whole person approach. The 5 hours of Music Medicine have been specifically created to treat the symptoms of Covid-19. This study will assess its effectiveness.
In order to assess changes, all participants will be given assessments before the start of the study, during, and again after. We plan to examine how these scores change over the course of the study.
EXPECTED DURATION OF STUDY
This study will take place over the course of a few weeks, depending on illness length. Each session will take approximately 5 hours of passive listening each morning, and then questionnaire completion that takes approximately 5 minutes.
To participate in the study you must meet the following criteria:
If you take part in the study you will have the following evaluations:
RISKS & DISCOMFORTS
There is unlikely to be any significant risks to you in completing this study. However, some minimal risks do exist. You may feel tired/fatigued from the questionnaires.
There may not be personal benefit to participating in this study. The study is designed to assess the effectiveness of Music Medicine on COVID-19 symptoms. There is a possibility you may benefit from the Music Medicine and be relieved of your symptoms, but there is no guarantee.
RIGHT TO WITHDRAW FROM THE STUDY
Participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate, refuse to answer any questions or withdraw from the study at any time with no effect on your future care. You do not waive any legal rights by signing the consent form.
We plan to retain your contact information (name, address, telephone number) for up to 20 years after the completion of this study, so that we can follow up any changes in your medical history and allow us to analyze the data appropriately. If you choose to withdraw from this study, data from any tests completed will remain in the study, and your personal identifying information (e.g. name, address, telephone number) will be erased from our records. Thus, any data in the study could not be traced back to you, and you would not be contacted in the future for follow up.
Any information that is collected about you during the study will be kept confidential unless disclosure is required by law. If the results of the study are published, your name will not be used and no information that identifies you will be released.
CONTACT PERSON FOR PARTICIPANTS
Please contact the researchers at firstname.lastname@example.org :
If you have any further questions about this study you may contact: Carla Rose Kelly via email at email@example.com.
REIMBURSEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION
You will not be reimbursed for your time and expenses related to your participation in this study.
SACRED SCALE®️ RESEARCH
1. ON DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND PAIN
Research in music, in particular, the health benefits of using this alternative medicine, the 9 solfeggio frequencies began in 2011 with Researcher Julia MacKinley. and Carla Rose Kelly. The initial study on whether or not the solfeggio frequencies, SACRED SCALE®️ Music could be used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and pain had great success.
Carla Rose Kelly and Julia MacKinley are the pioneer and sole researchers on the SACRED SCALE®️ Music. The goal of the current project is to bring attention to these important frequencies and show whether or not it is effective in alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain. Future research will focus on the use of SACRED SCALE®️ Music as treatment option for these disorders and which groups benefit most from this form of therapy.
SACRED SCALE®️ RESEARCH RESULTS: This study included 120 participants gathered from a community sample who completed 3 sessions. In this sample, 31% had been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition at some point in their life and 65% reported some form of chronic pain in their lifetime. A repeated measures ANOVA with a Greenhouse-Geisser correction determined the mean reported level of depression differed significantly across sessions (p < 0.001). The average depression score at baseline was 10.2 out of a possible 60, whereas after the final session the average depression score was 2.5, a score noting a lack of depression. The same trend held true for anxiety (p < 0.05) and pain (p = 0.01), decreasing mean reported pain by 4.2 points on a 10 point scale and decreasing mean anxiety 16 points on a 99 point scale.
This study shows that this form of music treatment is effective in alleviating the symptoms of pain, depression and anxiety. When we looked at different forms of pain, the treatment was equally effective across pain types (ie. migraine, muscle pain etc.) This shows that this type of therapy can help alleviate pain across a variety of symptoms and disorders. The fact that it is a passive therapy leaves it available for people suffering from a wide array of disorders that may impact language, spatial and motor functioning needed for more traditional forms of music therapy.
SACRED SCALE®️ RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:
The results of the SACRED SCALE®️ Music Research were presented at the following universities, all of which were very well received.
SACRED SCALE®️ RESEARCH PUBLICATION:
The research papers are published in the Journal for Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Medicine and Music: ISQRMM 2013 and 2017 and 2020.