International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015 | Rating: 7.1 / 10


Effects of Music on Postnatal Depression among Postnatal Mothers

Angel Rajakumari.G [2] | Sheela.R [2]


Abstract: Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy in terms of level of postnatal depression among postnatal mothers. Participants and setting The study was conducted in Vijayalakshmi Hospital, in suryapet in with 700 annual births. The postnatal mothers were recruited and were allocated by non-probability purposive sampling technique into the two arms of the study, but only 30 in study and 30 in control group participants. Intervention music was given by investigator for 20 minutes again the same step is repeated in a 10 minutes interval. Before starting the intervention, pre assessment level of depression was done in both experiment and control group. Post test was assessed without administering the music for the control group. In the experimental group, the investigator assessed the level of depression by using modified Beck-s depression Scale. Measurement and findings The postnatal mothers completed the demographic and obstetrical information and postnatal depression was measured by The Beck-s Depression scale Inventory to measure presence and degree of depression in postnatal mothers. This study revealed that there was high significant difference found in postnatal depression at p<0.001level between experimental group. Conclusion The study concluded that, clinical implementation of music therapy usage during postpartum period could be an effective non pharmacological intervention in reducing depression.


Keywords: Music therapy, postnatal depression, postnatal mothers, effectiveness


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,


Pages: 581 - 584


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