Effects of Music Intervention on Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis in the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Hospitals

Bussakorn Binson, Somrat Lertmaharit, Pranee Satayaprakop, Kamonrat Chongthanakorn, Chanchana Boonyakrai, Samran Klinphaetkit, Navaphan Nakkaban, Patravoot Dinpragpada, Charuwan Boonpob


This research focused on the use of music interventions in 54 patients receiving hemodialysis treatments at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration hospitals. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of live music or music listening interventions on pre and postmeasures of patients’ blood pressure, pulse rate, pain, and anxiety. The results showed significant improvements in blood pressure and pulse rate and statistically significant reductions in pain and anxiety for patients in both music interventions (P < .05). There were no significant differences in these effects between live music intervention and music listening. Both kinds of music interventions were found to significantly reduce the rate of perceived pain and anxiety. It can be summarized that both types of music interventions can be used according to patients’ need and necessity, and concern of budget, personnel, and facility within each hospital are taken into consideration.

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by The International Association for Music & Medicine