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Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2007 Jun-Jul;54(6):355-8.

[Music versus diazepam to reduce preoperative anxiety: a randomized controlled clinical trial].

[Article in Spanish]

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Departamento de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Clínica del Dolor del Hospital Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To compare the effectiveness of music to that of diazepam in reducing preoperative anxiety.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Patients were randomized to 2 groups to receive diazepam or listen to music on the day of surgery and the previous day. Just before the operation, anxiety was assessed with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Cortisol levels, heart rate, and blood pressure were also recorded.

RESULTS:

Two hundred seven patients were enrolled. No significant differences in any of the outcome measures (anxiety, cortisol level, heart rate, or blood pressure) were found between the 2 groups (music vs sedative).

CONCLUSIONS:

Our findings indicate that music is as effective as sedatives for reducing preoperative anxiety.

PMID:
17695946
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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