26 Jan The Effect of Non-Verbal Music on Anxiety in Hospitalized Children
ABSTRACT: Anxiety and subsequent changes in physiological responses in children can cause side effects such as prolonged recovery time and the need to take sedatives. The anxiety caused by children’s hospitalization causes damage to their biological and psychological development. Therefore, due to this issue, in recent years, pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods have been proposed for the mental adaptation of children to the hospital environment. Among non-pharmacological methods, music therapy is a non-invasive treatment method provided to patients by nurses. Music therapy can reduce anxiety and physiological responses in hospitalized patients. Music affects the brain and stimulates alpha waves, releasing endorphins and ultimately reducing anxiety and relieving pain.
AUTHOR SUMMARY: Ashrafalsadat Hakim, Seyedeh Shima Hosseini Kaldozkhi, Ashraf Tashakori & Saeed Ghanbari