Effect of Music on Vital Signs and Postoperative Pain
Pharmacological methods to improve postoperative pain are well documented, but an increasing interest in nonpharmacological methods has stimulated research in this field. Traditional and pharmacological interventions to relieve perioperative anxiety and pain are being challenged by an increasing demand for more holistic approaches. This study tested the hypothesis that listening to music preoperatively and postoperatively would affect patients' experience of pain, nausea, and well-being and have an impact on their vital signs. The authors conclude that a period of peaceful rest before and after surgery reduces patient anxiety.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Anxiety; Hospital Setting; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Nausea; Pain Management and Control; Pain Score or Rating; Pain; Postoperative Pain; Postoperative Patients; Psychological Outcomes; Recorded Music Listening; Self-Report Measures; Surgery; Surgical Patients; Vital signs
Anxiety; Blood Pressure; Heart Rate; Laparoscopy; Postoperative Pain; Respiration
Quasi-Experimental Study; Quantitative Methods
Ikonomidou, E.; Rehnstrom, A.; and Naesh, O., "Effect of Music on Vital Signs and Postoperative Pain" (2004). Research on Music and Pain. 60.