Effect of Music Therapy on Postoperative Health Outcomes

2019-11-12 18:25:30 | BioPortfolio


Patients underwent surgical procedure experiences acute postoperative pain, but less than half report adequate postoperative pain relief. The poor management of pain after surgery is associated with inadequate sleep and poor mood. Music therapy is described as a non-pharmacological technique to accomplish individualized patient's goals for hospital treatment. Music has been used as a healing approach. In Saudi Arabia, there is a lack of evidence related to the effect of music therapy on pain and sleep among patients who underwent abdominal surgery. Studies are needed to address additional aspects of pain management and the promotion of sleep among Saudi adult postoperative people by using non-pharmacological modalities.


Aim: The study will investigate the effect of music therapy on acute postoperative pain and sleep quality among patients undergoing abdominal surgery. A randomized control trial design will be demonstrated to accomplish this study. A total sample of 60 cases who underwent general abdominal surgery will be recruited. The study will be carried on in general surgery wards in one of the University Hospitals in Riyadh city, KSA. Four tools will be used to collect the data: Socio-demographic and medical data sheet, Pain Numeric Rating Scale (PNRS) for pain, Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) and Opinions Questions Regarding music therapy. The intervention group will listen to the selected prerecorded music on individual CD players by using a headset for consecutive three days. Music therapy will be given for 30 minutes during day time; depends upon the analgesics peak action time to avoid the bias of the intervention. Once again, it will be played before bedtime.

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Music Therapy


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Cairo University

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