Evidence That Music Listening Reduces Preoperative Patients’ Anxiety

Patients often exhibit preoperative fear and anxiety that may influence the process of induction and recovery from anesthesia

Kwo-Chen Lee; Yu-Huei Chao; Jia-Jean Yiin; Hsin-Yi Hsieh; Wen-Jan Dai; Yann-Fen Chao

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Patients often exhibit preoperative fear and anxiety that may influence the process of induction and recovery from anesthesia
  • The intervention consisted of a 10-min period of exposure to relaxing music delivered through headphones
  • Anxiety levels were measured by Visual Analogue Scale and 5 min of HRV monitoring before and after the music intervention
  • The frequency-domain parameters of HRV can be indicators for monitoring the change in anxiety level of preoperative patients

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