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Kim, Lee, Kim, Ko, and Park: The Effect of Oriental Medicine Music Therapy on the Improvement of Elementary School Children’s Concentration: Retrospective Analysis of Case Series



This study was designed to find the effect of Oriental medicine music therapy (OMMT) on elementary school children’s concentration.

Methods & Results:

OMMT as a study tool has several programs, including playing the musical instruments and listening to the music. The measurement tools of the study were Harris & Harris’ grid and visual analogue scale (VAS) for overall condition. As a result, the score of Harris & Harris’ grid increased from 12.94±8.20 to 15.24±8.74 (P=0.032) and VAS for overall condition increased from 74.85±27.37 to 92.35±24.10 (P=0.002)


This case series showed that OMMT might be an effective treatment to improve elementary school children’s concentration.

Fig. 1.
Oriental medicine music therapy
Fig. 2.
Change of score of Harris & Harris’ grid
* P<0.05
Fig. 3.
Change of VAS for overall condition
** P<0.01


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