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:: Volume 19, Issue 1 (Spring 2009) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2009, 19(1): 25-30 Back to browse issues page
The effect of music therapy on anxiety, pain, nausea and vital signs of caesarean section clients in Dr. Shariatee hospital of Esfahan in 2006
Zahra Rafieeyan , Mehrdad Azarbarzin 1, Siyamak Safaryfard
1- , azar_mehrdad@yahoo.com
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Background: Most women who are going to have a caesarean section usually experience anxiety before surgery and nausea, anxiety, pain and alteration of vital signs after that. In this study, music therapy was studied as an effective technique in the reducing pain, anxiety, nausea and changes of vital signs of women under caesarean section.
Material and methods: In this quasi-experimental study, the effect of music therapy, as independent variable, on anxiety, nausea, pain and vital signs after caesarean section was studied in the Dr. Shariatee hospital Esfahan. Sampling method was simple sampling, and subjects were randomly allocated within two groups.
Results: The majority of women that underwent caesarean section were 26-30 years in case group and 25 years or less in control group. Subjects in both groups were mostly in the second gravid and had high school graduates. The mean weight of subjects was equal among two groups. There were no significant differences between two groups regarding at the time of anesthesia and operation, while significant differences were found in the aspects of anxiety, pain, nausea and some vital signs after music therapy.
Conclusion: This study revealed that music therapy could relieve anxiety and pain, but had no significant effect on nausea. It also showed that music therapy had some effect on reducing systolic blood pressure, while there were no differences between diastolic blood pressure and respiration of the case and control groups.
Keywords: Music therapy, Caesarean section, Anxiety, Pain, Nausea, Vital signs
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Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2006/09/6 | Published: 2009/04/15
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Rafieeyan Z, Azarbarzin M, Safaryfard S. The effect of music therapy on anxiety, pain, nausea and vital signs of caesarean section clients in Dr. Shariatee hospital of Esfahan in 2006. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2009; 19 (1) :25-30
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Volume 19, Issue 1 (Spring 2009) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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