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The anxiolytic effect of researcher-selected music medicine on patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery with topical anesthesia, a randomised controlled trial

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First Author: S.Vongkittirux THAILAND

Co Author(s): T. Sorasit   T. Kupakanjana                 

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Purpose:

The anxiolytic effect of music medicine, comparing, researcher-selected and popular relaxation music in patients undergoing phacoemulsification

Setting:

Thammasat eye center in Thammasat University Hospital , THAILAND

Methods:

Efficacy study, randomised controlled trialThree groups were exposed to different music through loudspeakers in the operating theatre: 1. Researcher-selected music based on literature-recommended musical parameters 2. Popular relaxation music, and 3. No music (control). The anxiolytic effect was measured for change in pre and post-operative values of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), heart rate, blood pressure, and 10-point numerical rating pain score. All participants gave informed written consent.

Results:

Researcher-selected music group significantly reduced STAI postoperatively compared to the control group (9.10±8.51 versus 2.26±7.41 respectively, P<0.05). Researcher-selected music was significantly more effective in reducing postoperative STAI when compared to popular relaxation music (P<0.001). Other parameters: heart rate, blood pressure and pain scores were not found to be significant between the three groups.

Conclusions:

Researcher-selected music medicine based on literature-recommended musical parameter prescribed during phacoemulsification is an effective anxiolytic intervention.

Financial Disclosure:

None

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