One doctor’s adenoma detection rate (ADR) soared from 21% from before the study began to 68% while listening to music. With no Mozart he found polyps in about 30 of every 100 patients he examined. With music, his rate more than doubled to about 68 per 100.
A second endoscopist wasn’t moved as much by music. Before the study, his ADR was 27.16%; afterwards it was of 36.7% with music and 40.5% without the help of Herr Mozart. Unlike the first doctor, he was told the results of the study as it went along.
Just being in the study and knowing their ADRs were being recorded boosted the rates for both gastroenterologists. Read the rest of this entry »