Effects of Music Therapy on Pain, Discomfort, and Depression for Patients With Leg Fractures
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of music therapy on pain, discomfort, and depression for patients with leg fractures. METHODS: Data were collected from 40 patients admitted in an orthopedic surgery care unit. The subjects included 20 intervention group members and 20 control group members. Music therapy was offered to intervention group members once a day for 3 days for 30-60 minutes per day. Pain was measured with a numeric rating scale and by measuring vital signs. Discomfort and depression were measured with self-administered questionnaires. RESULTS: Patients who received music therapy had a lower degree of pain than patients who did not receive music therapy as measured by the numeric pain score (p<0.001), systolic blood pressure (p<0.01), diastolic blood pressure (p<0.001), pulse rate (p<0.001) and respiration (p<0.001). Patients who were provided with music therapy also had a lower degree of discomfort than patients who were not provided with this therapy (p<0.01). CONCLUSIONS: These results demonstrate that music therapy is an effective method for decreasing pain and dis-comfort for patients with leg fractures.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Blood Pressure; Depression; Discomfort; Hospital Setting; Hospitalized Patients; Mood Scales; Musculoskeletal Pain; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Orthopedic Surgery; Pain Management and Control; Pain Score or Rating; Pain; Postoperative Pain; Postoperative Patients; Pulse Rate; Questionnaires; Recorded Music Listening; Respiratory Rate; Self-Report Measures; Surgery; Surgical Patients; Vital signs
Analysis of Variance; Depressive Disorder; Fractures, Bone; Leg; Pain
Quasi-Experimental Study; Quantitative Methods
Orthopedics | Surgery
Kwon, I. S.; Kim, J.; and Park, K. M., "Effects of Music Therapy on Pain, Discomfort, and Depression for Patients With Leg Fractures" (2006). Research on Music and Pain. 83.