The effect of music and desensitization on preoperative anxiety in children.

@article{Chetta1981TheEO,
  title={The effect of music and desensitization on preoperative anxiety in children.},
  author={H D Chetta},
  journal={Journal of music therapy},
  year={1981},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={74-87}
}
  • H D Chetta
  • Published 1981 in Journal of music therapy
In this study, music was used as part of a comprehensive preoperative teaching session aimed at informing pediatric patients about events pertaining to surgery. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether music therapy can transmit adequate information about the surgical experience to the pediatric patient to help reduce his or her anxiety and fear behaviors during induction of preoperative medication. Subjects were 75 children ages 3 through 8 who were admitted for elective surgery… CONTINUE READING

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