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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66228

A QUANTITATIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MUSIC THERAPY ON ANXIETY AND PAIN PERCEPTION AMONG PRIMI MOTHERS DURING FIRST STAGE OF LABOR

J.Jayabharathi,G.Ambujam

Abstract

Labor pain is one of the intensive pain, every mother encounter during the process of childbirth. Anxiety is closely related with pain. Pain and anxiety, when combined, can lead to fetal and maternal complications. The anxiety and pain perception in primi gravid mothers during the first stage of labour before and after the intervention of music therapy will be assessed. Experimental research design was adopted in the study as research design. The sample consisted of 30 primi gravid and a purposive sampling technique was used. The mean pain score of the experimental group and control group was 6.9 and 7.33 respectively, with a mean difference of 0.43. Statistically, there is a significant difference between the interventional and non interventional mean pain scores (t = 3.09*, df = 28, p 0.01). The interventional group's and non interventional group's mean anxiety scores were 27.5 and 31.2, respectively, with a 3.7 difference in mean score. There was a statistically significant difference in the mean anxiety score between the two groups. There was a statistically significant difference in anxiety levels between the interventional and non interventional groups (t-3.2*, df-27, p 0.01). The study found that music therapy could remarkably reduce pain perception and anxiety in primi gravid women during the first stage of labour.

Keywords

Anxiety, Labor, Music therapy, Pain perception, Primi

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