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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between music-exercise therapy on patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Specifically, looking at the effect of pop music combined with aerobic exercise over the course of 12-weeks using a quantitative approach. It is hypothesized that exposing COPD patients to aerobic exercise and pop music will decrease COPD symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. This study will use N=60 participants. There will be a control group and a music-exercise therapy group. The music-exercise therapy group will be taken through aerobic exercises while listening to pop music. This will be completed three times a week over the course of 12-weeks. This research will measure the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of music exercise therapy on COPD patients.

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

Treatment Effects of Pop Music Combined with Aerobic Exercise on COPD Patients