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Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Feb;31(2):197-201. doi: 10.1007/s00383-014-3649-9. Epub 2015 Jan 3.

The effect of audio therapy to treat postoperative pain in children undergoing major surgery: a randomized controlled trial.

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Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the analgesic effect of music and audiobooks in children undergoing major surgical procedures when compared to a control (silence) group.

METHODS:

The study was a prospective and randomized trial. Children undergoing major surgeries were randomized to one of the three groups: music, audiobook or control (silence). The primary outcome was the pain burden reduction by two treatments within 48 h postoperatively. Pain burden was measured using the area under the pain scale versus the 30 min interval for each treatment.

RESULTS:

60 patients were recruited and 56 completed the study. Pain burden was reduced in the music and audiobook groups compared to control, median (IQR) of -60 (-90 to 0), -45 (-90 to 0) and 0 (-30 to 90) (min × pain score), respectively, P = 0.04. A linear regression analysis demonstrated an independent group effect on pain reduction even after adjusting for the mean pain scores recorded at the beginning of the treatment, slope of regression line -56.8 ± 24 goodness of fit r (2) = 0.25 and slope significantly different from 0 (P = 0.02).

CONCLUSIONS:

Audio therapy is an efficacious adjunct method to decrease post-surgical pain in children undergoing major surgeries. Audio therapy should be considered as an important strategy to minimize pain in children undergoing major surgery.

PMID:
25555856
DOI:
10.1007/s00383-014-3649-9
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