[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
:: Volume 18, Issue 2 (Summer 2008) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2008, 18(2): 101-106 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of music effect on concentration and attention among students of Azad University of medical sciences, Tehran unit
Mehdi Keyhani 1, Maryam Shariatpanahi
1- , mahdi.kayhani@gmail.com
Abstract:   (21526 Views)
Background: This randomized controlled trial was designed to assess impact of short time music listening on the attention and working memory performance.
Materials and methods: Forty medical students randomly assigned to music and control groups. This randomization was performed in a way to maintain an equal sexual distribution between the two groups to lower probable bias. Fifteen minutes of classical music (Piano sonata K576 by Mozart) played for volunteers in music group, while in control group 15 minutes of rest allowed before performing tests. Wechsler memory scale and reverse digit count test were performed by both groups. The results were compared between two groups and analyzed by statistical methods.
Results: Corrected WMS score in music group was 113.97 so it was higher than control group witch was 107.22 (p<0.01). Resulted memory quotient (MQ) in music group was 131.75 and it was higher than control group which was 116.6 (p<0.01). Performing time of reverse digit count test (from 100 to 1 by interval of 7) in music group was 41.50 sec and it was lower than 51.0 sec of control group but it was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Reverse digit count test errors in music group was 0.45 and was lower than 1.20 of control group and it was statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Music listening improved attention and memory performance in music group comparing to control group.
Keywords: Music, Attention, Concentration, Attention test, Medical students
Full-Text [PDF 152 kb]   (18914 Downloads)    
Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2006/09/6 | Published: 2008/07/15
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Keyhani M, Shariatpanahi M. Assessment of music effect on concentration and attention among students of Azad University of medical sciences, Tehran unit. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2008; 18 (2) :101-106
URL: http://tmuj.iautmu.ac.ir/article-1-143-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 18, Issue 2 (Summer 2008) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4657