Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Carolyn E. Sabo

Number of Pages

127

Abstract

This investigation studied both the patient's physiological and emotional responses to taped music programs in Intensive Care Units. The experimental group (n = 26) selected and listened to taped music through earphones, and the control group (n = 25) wore earphones connected to recorders without music. Physiological parameters of heart rate, blood pressure, and mean arterial pressure were recorded before and after a 30 minute experimental period, as well as the patients' emotional responses. The tests used for testing the difference between physiological parameters taken pre-treatment and those taken post-treatment revealed no significant difference between the experimental group and the control group. There was a positive change in the emotional state of the music group except for the nervousness/worry category. This study provided information on the use of music as intervention aimed at reducing the patient's stress reaction, and thereby potentially helping nurses to improve the quality of patient care. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Care; Effect; Intensive; Music; Patients; Therapy

Controlled Subject

Nursing

File Format

pdf

File Size

3481.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/lpvu-cdn0


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