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Effect of Music Therapy on Patients Undergoing Intravitreal Injections

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00702039
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University

Brief Summary:

Multiple studies in various specialties, including ophthalmology, are reported in the literature that show that playing music during a procedure (dubbed music therapy) increases patient satisfaction and may reduce patient anxiety and stress levels.

There is no study in the literature that assesses the effects of listening to music in patients undergoing intravitreal injections. This study aims to assess whether listening to music improves patient satisfaction or reduces their anxiety levels in subjects undergoing intravitreal injections.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Intravitreal Injections Patient Satisfaction Patient Anxiety Other: No Music Other: Music Therapy

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Music Therapy on Patients Undergoing Intravitreal Injections
Study Start Date : February 2007
Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Study Completion Date : June 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Those patients receiving intravitreal injections who will be listening to classical music during injection.
Other: Music Therapy
Classical music being played during intravitreal injection.
Those patients receiving intravitreal injections who will not be listening to any music during injection.
Other: No Music
No music will be played in patients in arm 2 of the study.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. This study aims to assess what affects music therapy has on patients receiving intravitreal injections. The subject will take a Satisfaction Survey after the procedure and an Anxiety Survey before and after the injection. [ Time Frame: Before and after the subject's intravitreal injection. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients receiving intravitreal injections seen at the Yale Eye Center.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Those patients at least 18 years old already scheduled for intravitreal injections.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those patients not interested in participating in the study or not capable of filling out the questionnaire secondary to limited mental capability.
  • Non- English speaking subjects will be excluded from the study.
  • Those patients that participated in the study will not be allowed to participate a second time.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00702039

United States, Connecticut
Yale Eye Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Ron Adelman, MD Yale University Department of Ophthalmology

Responsible Party: Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00702039     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0702002303
First Posted: June 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018