Title

An Investigation of the Effects of Music on Anxiety and Pain Perception in Patients Undergoing Haemodialysis Treatment

Journal

Journal of Health Psychology

Year

2008

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effects of preferred music listening on anxiety and pain perception in patients undergoing haemodialysis. A two group experimental design was used. Sixty people diagnosed with end stage renal failure undergoing haemodialysis treatment participated in this study. Preferred music listening was applied as an intervention. Anxiety and pain were measured pre-test and post-test. The control group scored significantly higher in state anxiety than the experimental group and experienced significantly higher pain intensity in post-test phase. Findings provide experimental evidence to support the effectiveness of preferred music listening in medical settings.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Anxiety Scales; Anxiety; Dialysis; Hospital Setting; Hospitalized Patients; Invasive Medical Procedures; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Pain Management and Control; Pain Score or Rating; Pain Severity; Pain; Procedural Pain; Recorded Music Listening; Self-Report Measures; Terminally Ill

Indexed Terms

Elderly; Elderly; Analgesics; Anxiety; Fear; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Pain; Pain Measurement; Personality Inventory; Psychometrics; Renal Dialysis; Sex Factors; Sick Role

Study Type

Quasi-Experimental Study; Quantitative Methods

Disciplines

Nephrology

PubMed ID

18809642

Document Type

Article

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