Accession Number : ADA267985


Title :   The Use of Music in Labor: Pain Perception


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Keever, Kathy J ; Shepherd, Patricia


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267985.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Melzack and Wall's gate control theory has been used to explain the effectiveness of many techniques for pain relief in labor, including attention focusing with music. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of music used for relaxation in labor on patients' pain perception. A quasi- experimental pilot study was performed using a convenience sample, randomized into control and experimental groups. The setting was a military medical center labor and delivery unit with private labor/delivery/recovery rooms. Recruitment into the study was accomplished once the patient was admitted to the unit in active labor at greater than 36 weeks gestation, with a cervical dilatation of at least 4 cms. Eighteen families were approached for entry into the study with data collected from ten.


Descriptors :   *LABOR , *PAIN , *PERCEPTION , *MUSIC , *BIRTH , CONTROL , MEASUREMENT , DELIVERY , RECOVERY , THEORY , PILOTS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , RELAXATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , CASSETTES , PARITY , ATTENTION , WOMEN , PILOT STUDIES , PATIENTS , PHASE , REDUCTION , CORRELATION , MILITARY MEDICINE , GRAVITY , FOCUSING , CONTROL THEORY


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE