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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Music vs. No Music During Cesarean Delivery on Patient Satisfaction


Title A Randomized Controlled Trial of Music vs. No Music During Cesarean Delivery on Patient Satisfaction
Therapeutic Area Cesarean Section
Principal Investigator Dan Dryzmalski, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Max Age 50 Years
Gender Femaile
Contact Dan Dryzmalski, MD
617 913-8168

Overview

This study is to assess patient satisfaction and anxiety level in the setting of music or no music during a cesarean delivery. Some studies demonstrated that specific selections of Mozart piano sonatas, which have a specific rhythm and mode, improve patient anxiety through a biochemical mechanism. Therefore, in this study, when we refer to "music," we will specifically plan on using the same Mozart sonatas. Satisfaction will be measured using 22-question survey on day one after delivery during the hours of 8am - 1pm. Anxiety levels will be assess at several time points using a simple numeric rating score from 0-10, where 0 is no anxiety and 10 is the greatest anxiety.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Planned cesarean delivery
  • Never gave birth before
  • Able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Prior history of extensive abdominal surgery
  • Patients with hearing impairment
  • Patients on anti-anxiolytic medication

Study Requirements

There will be no research visits scheduled for the purpose of this study. the study will be conducted while the participants are admitted in the hospital for their cesarean section delivery. All medical treatments and care will be provided according to the standard of care at Tufts Medical Center.