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Table 5 Inclusion and exclusion criteria applied to the literature search

From: Patient’s and health care provider’s perspectives on music therapy in palliative care – an integrative review

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
*Music therapy with a music therapist in a palliative setting (both in- and out-patients) *Use of music either played live or playback without a certified music therapist present (music medicine)
*Assorted patient-centered music therapy techniques might be utilized, and include receptive, creative, recreative, as well as combined techniques. * Protocols; feasibility studies; single case studies
* Research articles (el. peer-reviewed articles published in) in English, German or Scandinavian language * Official reports, book reviews; theoretical articles, dissertations; conference abstracts and editorials.
*Both qualitative and quantitative studies * Articles before 1978