MSAH (Master of Science in Allied Health)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Ester Verhovsek, Randy Byington, Judy McCook
The purpose of this study was to determine whether therapeutic music affects the patient’s perception of pain, postoperative day 1 after knee replacement surgery in an inpatient hospital. In addition to the patient’s pain levels, the study was an analysis of the quantity of opioids the patient was requested, the length of stay, and the physiological parameters, which included blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation. Sixty knee replacement patients were randomly placed in the music group or the quiet group. The Faces Pain Scale Revised with Numeric Rating Scale was used to measure pain levels. Statistical analysis between the music group and the quiet group indicated a significant difference in patient’s pain levels (F = .298; p = .037). Study results support music decreasing patient’s perception of pain. Nurses can suggest music intervention to decrease pain with this patient population knowing evidence based practice supports the efficiency of music.
Thesis - Open Access
Hooks, Heather E., "Effects of Music Intervention on the Patient’s Perception of Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2321. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2321
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