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Effects of sensuous stimulation on anxiety in the patients hospitalized in coronary care unit
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  ABSTRACT

  Background and Aim: Patients hospitalized in coronary care unit experience various stressful events which may lead to anxiety in the patients. Anxiety affects recovery and disease prognosis. The object of this study was to determine the effects of music and massage therapy on anxiety in the patients hospitalized in the coronary care unit of selected hospitals of Isfahan University of medical sciences.

  Materials and Methods: In a Quasi experimental research 90 patients were selected by simple method and were divided into 3 equal groups: back massage, music and non-intervention groups. A questionnaire was designed to register required information. All three groups were interviewed at the beginning of the research and the questionnaires were completed at the time of admission. In the massage group, massage was used for two days, each day for two times. In the music group, cassette tape was broadcast two times a day for two days. The questionnaires were completed once again at the end of the first 48 hours of admission. Statistical analysis was performed by means of SPSS software using one-way ANOVA.

  Results: The results of this study showed significant statistical differences in the mean scores of anxiety after 48 hours among the three groups. Also there was a significant difference in the mean score changes of anxiety at the time of admission and after 48 hours.

  Conclusion: Music and massage therapy are effective methods for reducing anxiety of the patients in the coronary care unit.

Keywords: Key words: Massage, Music, Anxiety, Patients, CCU.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/04/8
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Volume 12, Number 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2007) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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