Music: an intervention for pain during chest tube removal after open heart surgery.

@article{Broscious1999MusicAI,
  title={Music: an intervention for pain during chest tube removal after open heart surgery.},
  author={Sharon K Broscious},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={1999},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={410-5}
}
BACKGROUND Pain associated with chest tube removal is a major problem for patients who undergo open heart surgery. Because this pain is short-lived, timing the administration of pharmacological agents for pain relief is difficult and is therefore done inconsistently. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of music as an intervention for pain relief during chest tube removal after open heart surgery. METHODS In an experimental design, 156 subjects (mean age, 66 years; 69% men) were randomly… CONTINUE READING