ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Effects of Music Intervention During Cesarean Section on the Level of the Mother’s Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Study [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(3): 257-262 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.64188

Effects of Music Intervention During Cesarean Section on the Level of the Mother’s Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Study

Jule Eriç Horasanlı1, Nur Demirbaş2
1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya,Turkey
2Department of Family Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya,Turkey

Objective: Anxiety felt before and during childbirth can have negative effects on maternal and infant health. Music interven-tions during labor have been shown to mitigate the effects of anxiety in a variety of populations. It is a low-cost and easily accessible technique that also has a high level of acceptability. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of listening to music on the vital signs of women during a cesarean section (C-section) and their level of anxiety.
Materials and Methods: This was a single-center, controlled, randomized study. The pregnant women in the intervention group listened to Sufi music via earphones during the operation. The control group received standard treatment without music. The C-section was performed under regional anesthesia in all cases. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was administered to the patients before and after the procedure.
Results: There was no significant difference in the vital sign parameters of the music group and the control group (p>0.05). The preoperative STAI anxiety score was similar in the music (45.58±4.60) and control (43.82±4.33) groups (p=0.183). However, after the operation, the anxiety score of the music group (35.88±5.39) was statistically significantly lower than that of the anxiety score of the control group (42.14±3.75) (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The women who listened to Sufi music during a C-section reported less anxiety. Slow, rhythmic music can distract the patient, help them relax, and reduce their anxiety.

Keywords: Anxiety, cesarean section, Sufi music.

Jule Eriç Horasanlı, Nur Demirbaş. Effects of Music Intervention During Cesarean Section on the Level of the Mother’s Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Study. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(3): 257-262

Corresponding Author: Jule Eriç Horasanlı, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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