Does Audiovisual Stimulation With Music and Nature Sights (MuViCure) Reduce Pain and Discomfort During Placement of a Femoral Nerve Block?


Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing




MuViCure (Photobia ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark) is a new program for audiovisual stimulation. We hypothesized that audiovisual stimulation would reduce pain and discomfort and improve patients' well-being during placement of a femoral nerve block. Fifty-five outpatients scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomly allocated into three groups: the first group received audiovisual stimulation (MuViCure), the second group received audio stimulation (MusiCure, Gefion Records ApS, Virum, Denmark), and the third group received no intervention (control). Ten of the 55 patients underwent a qualitative in-depth interview 1-2 days after surgery. Pain and discomfort during the procedure were more prominent in the MuViCure group when compared with the other two groups. Despite these negative results, 14 of the 19 patients in the MuViCure group answered that MuViCure had a positive effect on their well-being. The qualitative interviews revealed that a number of factors other than the audiovisual stimulation had a significant impact on the patients' experience. The use of MuViCure may be more appropriate in other settings.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Anesthesia; Discomfort; Hospital Setting; Hospitalized Patients; Interviews; Invasive Medical Procedures; Mental Health; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Music in Combination with Other Techniques; Pain; Pain Management and Control; Patient Experience; Procedural Pain; Recorded Music Listening; Wellness and Well-Being

Indexed Terms

Acoustic Stimulation; Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Femoral Nerve; Nerve Block; Pain; Photic Stimulation

Study Type

Randomized Controlled Trial; Quantitative Methods

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