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    Distribution and Conduct of Clinical Trials Involving Music Therapy: Registered Clinical Trials in the Lost 15 YearsOpen Access

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    Objective: This study aimed to conduct an evaluation of music therapy clinical trials
    worldwide, to understand what trials have been conducted and to show the chronological
    changes. Additionally, we sought to clarify issues related to providing clinical trial registration
    Methods: We searched the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) database for
    “music therapy,” and identified the disease target for each article found.
    Results: A total of 150 clinical trial studies were found in the ICTRP using the term “music
    therapy.” In these trials, music therapy was used for improvement of social functioning in
    schizophrenia and/or serious mental disorders, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and cancer
    symptoms. Twenty-five clinical trials were actively recruiting. Sixteen of the 25 trials were
    registered in the United States at, of which 9 trials were conducted in the US.
    Seven trials were conducted in other countries such as Spain, Taiwan, and China.
    Conclusion: A search for music therapy clinical trials retrieved 150 trials from the ICTRP, and
    the number of clinical trial registrations has increased yearly. Music therapy is widely used in
    patients with various diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and arthritic pain and
    has the potential to improve certain disease outcomes, but there is not enough evidence to
    substantiate its efficacy. It is important to enlighten researchers and pharmaceutical companies
    on the proper management of the quality of such clinical trial information, as this is an important

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