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Ky Nurse. 2002 Apr-Jun;50(2):7.

Music therapy and the effects on laboring women.

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Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, USA.


Wiand's (1997) study supported the use of music therapy to decrease pain and anxiety. The results of this study could be used to support a research utilization project to educate nurses on the potential benefits of music therapy among laboring women. Nurses and physicians could collaborate together to educate clients on music therapy to decrease pain and anxiety. Feasibility issues would include education of the nurses to use music therapy and the cost of developing different types of music. Future research could be done to study a larger sample size. Other research is needed to determine what type of music works best with laboring women.

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