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Title: Does music reduce postoperative pain?
Alternative title / Subtitle: a review
Authors: Οικονομίδου, Ηλέκτρα
Κλήμη, Αμαλία
Βιβιλάκη, Βικτώρια Γ.
Λυκερίδου, Κατερίνα
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Music therapy;Analgesia;Μουσική θεραπεία;Μετεγχειρητικός πόνος;Μη-φαρμακολογικές μέθοδοι;Post operative pain;Αναλγησία;Non pharmacological methods
Subjects: Midwifery
Issue Date: 16-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 16-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Music therapy supports the use of music in medicine suggesting that music can reduce postoperative pain. Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine the evidence related to this hypothesis. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed to identify all studies looking at music’s impact on postoperative pain. Searches on Medline, Embase, Cinahl and Cochran Library identified four trials. Results: 886 patients, undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia participate in all four studies. Although the intervention was applied differently three of the studies showed that music had reduced postoperative pain, as measured with visual analogue scale (VAS). Conclusion: Music appears to be an effective non-invasive, non-pharmacological and relatively cheap intervention for postoperative pain management.
Description: Review
Language: English
Citation: Economidou, E., Klimi, A., Vivilaki, V.G, Lykeridou, K.. (2012). Does music reduce postoperative pain? : a review. "Health Science Journal". 6 (3), 365-77.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 3 (Ιουλ. - Σεπ. 2012)

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