The Effects of Music Therapy on Women's Anxiety Before and During Cesarean Delivery
The purpose of the study is to determine if listening to your choice of music with a portable mp3 player before and after a cesarean section for delivery of a baby will decrease the patient's anxiety level.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||The Effects of Music Therapy on Women's Anxiety Before and During Cesarean Delivery|
- The intervention of patient-selected music before and after Cesarean delivery will decrease anxiety levels in a patient population undergoing Cesarean delivery. [ Time Frame: Before and after cesarean delivery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Music therapy
Experimental arm includes women undergoing cesarean section delivery listening to music before and after c/s. STAI will be completed pre and post operatively.
Other: Music group
The patients randomized to the music group of the study will listen to music 30 minutes in the holding room prior to their c/s. They will then listen to music after their c/s for 30 minutes. They will complete the STAI before and after their c/s.Other: Non music group
Patients randomized to the non music group will complete the STAI before and after their c/s, but not listen to music.
No Intervention: No music group
Subjects will not listen to music before and after c/s. STAI will be completed pre and post operatively.
Music has been suggested and evaluated as a therapeutic intervention to reduce preoperative anxiety for surgical patients. Music intervention in the immediate preoperative period may be effective in lowering anxiety levels during Cesarean delivery. If this investigation shows that music intervention before and after Cesarean delivery reduces anxiety levels, this intervention can be integrated into future operative care for women having scheduled or emergency Cesarean deliveries. Music therapy could be expanded to included patients undergoing other surgical procedures under regional anesthesia. The effect of reducing anxiety levels could aid in lactation initiation and improve infant bonding in new mothers, but it could also shorten postoperative recovery time for all surgical patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01049477
|United States, North Carolina|
|Forsyth Medical Center|
|Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103|
|Principal Investigator:||Heather Mertz, MD||Wake Forest University|