Poster Presentation

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation I
Effects of Music Therapy to Patient's Anxiety with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease during Weaning Mechanical Ventilator
Mei-Chuan Chen, BS, Nursing Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Pi-Ru Chiu, DSN, Dept. of Nursing, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsinchung Taipei, Taiwan, Han-Sun Chiang, PhD, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsin-Chuang, Taiwan, and Hong-Jer Chang, PhD, Graduate Institute of Lont-Term Care, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan.
Learning Objective #1: evaluate the effects of music therapy to patientís anxiety with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during weaning mechanical ventilator.
Learning Objective #2: identify the value of music therapy on clinical application.

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of music therapy to patient’s  anxiety with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during weaning mechanical ventilator. There were 40 patients recruited in this study. The patients were assigned randomly to music (n=20) and control (n=20) groups, tow-group pre-post test Experimental design. The music group listened to the music for 30 minutes and the control group received to rest. Instrumental tools included State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(STAI) and physiological measurement. All data were analyzed by SPSS/Windows 14.0 statistical package software, including percentage, mean, standard deviation, chi-square test, pair-t test and independent sample t-test.

The result of the anxiety level of music groups patients is lower than control group(t = 10.11,p = .000).The music groups patient’s heart rate and respiratory rate increased significantly(t = 2.137, p = .039ĀGt = 2.340, p = .025).The Ln LF and LF/HF rate of heart rate variability increased significantly(t = 3.798,p = .001; t = 3.259, p = .004. The research outcomes supported the value of music therapy on clinical application.