Volume 8, Issue 3 (2-2003)                   IJPCP 2003, 8(3): 75-82 | Back to browse issues page

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Vahabi Y S. The Effect of Music Therapy and Relaxation on Hospitalized CCU Patients’ Anxiety . IJPCP. 2003; 8 (3) :75-82
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-228-en.html
, E-mail: ys_vahabi@hotmail.com
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Objectives: The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of music therapy and relaxation on hospitalized CCU patients’ anxiety.

Method: The subjects of the study were 90 patients hospitalized in one of the teaching hospitals in Tehran. The subjects were assigned randomly to three groups: music therapy, relaxation, and control. Data were collected via demographic information and Spielberger Questionnaires. For the music therapy group, a non-lyric tape was used for the relaxation group a cassette player with headphone was used to play relaxation music for 30 minutes. Both before and after audio tape trial, Spielberger Questionnaire was completed by music therapy, relaxation, and control groups. The differ-rence in anxiety scores assessed before and after the intervention determined the efficacy of music and relaxation tapes.

Findings: The findings showed that both music therapy and relaxation method significantly reduced anxiety among the subjects. The level of control group’s anxiety was not reduced in post-test assessment:

Results: Hearing music and re-laxation tapes reduce patient’s anxiety.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/10/31

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