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The Effect of Music Therapy on Anxiety and Various Physical Findings in Patients With COPD in a Pulmonology Service

Horuz, Dilek MSc; Kurcer, Mehmet Ali MD, PhD; Erdoğan, Zeynep PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000235
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This interventional study was carried out to determine the effect of music therapy on anxiety and the various physical findings in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the pulmonary diseases service. Ninety-six patients (28 females, 68 males) of 114 adult patients who were hospitalized between November 10, 2013, and March 10, 2014, were included in the study. Ninety-six patients were separated in 3 groups. The data for the study were collected from a questionnaire form of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, a patient follow-up form, and the Beck Anxiety Scale. SPPS 11.5 was used for data analysis. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test was used to determine whether the data showed normal distribution. The nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis Test was used to determine the differences between mean anxiety scores on day 0, day 5, and day 15, and the differences in physiological findings on day 0, day 5, and day 15. There was a significant decrease in anxiety level average on day 5 (P ≤ .0001) and day 15 (P ≤ .0001) of the study in both the Western classical music and Turkish classical music groups compared with control group. There was also a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure averages in both music groups compared with control group (P ≤ .005). There was no significant difference in heart rates and respiration rate average between the Western classical music and Turkish classical music groups compared with the control group (P > .05).

Institute of Medical Sciences Department of Public Health Postgraduate (Ms Horuz) and Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health (Dr Kurcer), Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey; and Ahmet Erdogan Vocational School of Health, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey (Ms Erdoğan).

Correspondence: Dilek Horuz, MSc, Institute of Medical Sciences Department of Public Health Postgraduate, Bülent Ecevit University, PO Box 67600, Zonguldak, Turkey (dilekkasimoglu@gmail.com).

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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