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Long-term Analysis of Health Status and Preventive Behavior in Music Students Across an Entire University Program

Claudia Spahn, Manfred Nusseck, Mark Zander
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 29 Number 1: Page 8 (March 2014)

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Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this investigation was to analyze longitudinal data concerning physical and psychological health, playing-related problems, and preventive behavior among music students across their complete 4- to 5-year study period. Methods: In a longitudinal, observational study, we followed students during their university training and measured their psychological and physical health status and preventive behavior using standardized questionnaires at four different times. Results: The data were in accordance with previous findings. They demonstrated three groups of health characteristics observed in beginners of music study: healthy students (cluster 1), students with preclinical symptoms (cluster 2), and students who are clinically symptomatic (cluster 3). In total, 64% of all students remained in the same cluster group during their whole university training. About 10% of the students showed considerable health problems and belonged to the third cluster group. Conclusion: The three clusters of health characteristics found in this longitudinal study with music students necessitate that prevention programs for musicians must be adapted to the target audience.
https://doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2014.1003

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