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Anaesthesia. 1998 Feb;53(2):195-7.

The effect of music on anaesthetists' psychomotor performance.

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  • 1University Department of Anaesthesia, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.

Abstract

Music is frequently played in operating theatres, but may prove distracting to anaesthetists. We undertook a laboratory-based study of the effects of music on the psychomotor performance of 12 anaesthetic trainees. Using part of the computer-based PsychE psychomotor evaluation programme, we were unable to demonstrate any effect of self-chosen music, silence, white noise or classical music on their performance in these tests.

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