International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018


Effectiveness of Music Therapy on level of Anxiety among Patients Weaned from Mechanical Ventilator in Selected Hospital at Meerut

Neha [451] | Sumita [9]


Abstract: Background of the study Critically ill mechanically ventilated patients receive intravenous sedative and analgesic medications to reduce anxiety and promote comfort and ventilator synchrony, These potent medications are often administered at high doses for prolonged periods and are associated with various adverse effects. Aim The main aim of the study was to To evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy on level of anxiety among patients weaned from mechanical ventilator in selected hospital at Meerut. Methodology Evaluative study was conducted using Quasi Experimental research design (Time series With Multiple institution of intervention with control group) in Selected Hospital at Meerut, conceptual framework utilized for study was General system theory. Total 40 samples (20 experimental group+ 20 control group) were selected. Before conducting the study written consent were obtained from samples. Demographic data was collected from the samples. Pretest was obtained from the samples by using Modified Hamilton Anxiety Scale, then after 1 hour Music was administered for 20 min and after 4 hour interval again same procedure was repeated. Music was given 2 times in a day for the 3 consecutive days. Results On day 1, 2 & 3 Mean Pretest score on level of anxiety among exp group was 43.6, 40 and 37.8. & control group was 43.6, 41.60. & 39.8. This finding reveals mild changes in level of anxiety among both group. On day 1, 2 & 3 Mean Posttest score on level of anxiety among exp group was 34.5, 30.4 & 24.40. & In control group was 43.1, 41.15. & 40.35. This shows that level of anxiety gradually reduces with each day among experimental group. Result shows that when comparing the experimental and control group, Anxiety level has been reduced in experimental group not in control group. So Music is highly significant in reducing anxiety. Conclusion This study concludes that music therapy was definitely effective in reducing level of anxiety among patients weaned from mechanical ventilator.


Keywords: Effectiveness, Music therapy, level of anxiety, patients weaned from mechanical ventilator


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,


Pages: 1477 - 1482


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