Title

Effects of music therapy on the level of pain perception of parturients

Date of Completion

1997

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Music Therapy, Pain, Pregnancy, Labor, Obstetric

Abstract

The quasi-experimental design was used in this study. A total of 50 respondents were selected through purposive sampling technique. Data was gathered by the researchers throughout the active labor pain process of parturients who are on their six (6) cm cervical dilatation using the modified overt pain observational rating scale. Different types of music, such as pop, classical and instrumental, were played on a portable Walkman with earphones. Mean, f-test and t-test were the statistical treatments used to determine the relationship of the variables when grouped according to age, number of pregnancy and type of music. The study concluded that, 1) The level of pain of the experimental group when grouped according to age, number of pregnancy, and type of music revealed moderate level of pain; 2) The level of pain of the control group when grouped according to age and number of pregnancy yielded severe level of pain; 3) The level of pain of the experimental group had no significant difference when categorized according to age, number of pregnancy and type of music; 4) The level of pain of the control group revealed no significant difference when categorized according to age and number of pregnancy; 5) The group who were exposed to music had moderate level of pain compared to those who were not exposed to music.

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