An investigation of the effects of music on anxiety and pain perception in patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment

M. Pothoulaki, Raymond A.R. Macdonald, Paul Flowers, E. Stamataki, V. Filiopoulos, D. Stamatiadis, C. P. Stathakis

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effects of preferred music listening on anxiety and pain perception in patients undergoing haemodialysis. A two group experimental design was used. Sixty people diagnosed with end stage renal failure undergoing haemodialysis treatment participated in this study. Preferred music listening was applied as an intervention. Anxiety and pain were measured pre-test and post-test. The control group scored significantly higher in state anxiety than the experimental group and experienced significantly higher pain intensity in post-test phase. Findings provide experimental evidence to support the effectiveness of preferred music listening in medical settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-920
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • music
  • haemodialysis
  • anxiety
  • psychology
  • pain

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    Pothoulaki, M., Macdonald, R. A. R., Flowers, P., Stamataki, E., Filiopoulos, V., Stamatiadis, D., & Stathakis, C. P. (2008). An investigation of the effects of music on anxiety and pain perception in patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(7), 912-920. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105308095065