Music or guided imagery for women undergoing colposcopy: a randomized controlled study of effects on anxiety, perceived pain, and patient satisfaction.

@article{Danhauer2007MusicOG,
  title={Music or guided imagery for women undergoing colposcopy: a randomized controlled study of effects on anxiety, perceived pain, and patient satisfaction.},
  author={Suzanne C. Danhauer and Brittney Marler and Cassie A Rutherford and James F Lovato and Deonna Y Asbury and Richard P. McQuellon and Brigitte E. Miller},
  journal={Journal of lower genital tract disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
OBJECTIVE It was hypothesized that music or guided imagery versus usual care would result in less anxiety and perceived pain for colposcopy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were randomized to music, guided imagery, or usual care after completing a baseline questionnaire. All patients completed a postprocedure questionnaire. RESULTS Study participants (N=170) had a mean age of 28.4 years (SD=9.6; range 18-60) and formed a racially diverse group. Education/income levels were low. No… CONTINUE READING

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