Title

Relaxation Techniques for Reducing Pain and Anxiety During Screening Mammography

Journal

AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology

Year

2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether listening to a relaxation audiotape before and during mammography decreases subjective reports of pain and anxiety. CONCLUSION: Listening to a relaxation or music audiotape before and during mammography does not reduce subjective reports of anxiety or pain. Women undergoing screening mammography report minimal levels of distress.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Anxiety Scales; Anxiety; Distress; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Noninvasive Procedures; Pain Management and Control; Pain Score or Rating; Pain; Procedural Pain; Recorded Music Listening; Self-Report Measures

Indexed Terms

Anxiety; Breast Neoplasms; Chi-Square Distribution; Mammography; Manifest Anxiety Scale; Mass Screening; Pain; Pain Measurement; Regression Analysis; Relaxation Therapy; Surveys and Questionnaires

Study Type

Randomized Controlled Trial; Quantitative Methods;

Disciplines

Radiology

PubMed ID

15671361

Document Type

Article

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