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Akbas A et al, 2015: The effect of music therapy during shockwave lithotripsy on patient relaxation, anxiety, and pain perception.

Akbas A, Gulpinar MT, Sancak EB, Karakan T, Demirbas A, Utangac MM, Dede O, Sancaktutar AA, Simsek T, Sahin B, Resorlu B.
Department of Urology , Ankara Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Urology , Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University , Diyarbakir , Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology , Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale , Turkey.
Department of Psychiatry , Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale , Turkey.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: To research the effect of listening to music during shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) on the patient's pain control, anxiety levels, and satisfaction.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 400 patients from three hospitals. Half of patients listened to music during their first SWL session but not during their second session. The other half had no music for the first session but the second session was accompanied by music. During all sessions, with and without music, pulse rates, blood pressure, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-State Anxiety scores (STAI-SA), Visual Analog Scale (VAS scores for pain), willingness to repeat procedure (0 = never to 4 happily), and patient satisfaction rates (0 = poor to 4 = excellent) were assessed.

RESULTS: There was no statistical difference between the two groups in terms of blood pressure and pulse rates. In both groups, the STAI-SA and VAS pain scores were lower in the session when music was listened to (p < 0.001). The patients requested more SWL treatment be completed while listening to music and their satisfaction was greater.

CONCLUSION: Music lowered the anxiety and pain scores of patients during SWL and provided greater satisfaction with treatment. Completing this procedure while the patient listens to music increases patient compliance greatly and reduces analgesic requirements.

Ren Fail. 2015 Oct 13:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] 

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Peter Alken on Monday, 04 April 2016 12:42

A nice topic and clear cut results at first glance. A look at the results seem to suggest that the anxiety score and the pain score (VAS) - recorded after the treatment - were always better with music. But the satisfaction rate and the willingness rate to repeat the procedure were poor with or without music in the first session and good with or without music in the second session. Difficult to understand that group 2 patients would like to have another procedure despite pain and anxiety in the second session

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A nice topic and clear cut results at first glance. A look at the results seem to suggest that the anxiety score and the pain score (VAS) - recorded after the treatment - were always better with music. But the satisfaction rate and the willingness rate to repeat the procedure were poor with or without music in the first session and good with or without music in the second session. Difficult to understand that group 2 patients would like to have another procedure despite pain and anxiety in the second session [img]https://storzmedical.com/images/blog/Akbas_A.jpg[/img]
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