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Effect of Music Therapy on Blood Pressure and Anxiety in Haemodialysis Patients

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, Choithram College of Nursing, Indore, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 3, Issue (11), Pages 1-8, December,28 (2015)


High blood pressure and anxiety level during haemodialysis remains a common problem in Chronic Kidney disease patients. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of music therapy on blood pressure and anxiety in haemodialysis patients at selected hospitals of Indore. Through simple random sampling (lottery method) a total of 60 samples were selected from the accessible population and then the subjects were assigned to experimental and control group through randomization (lottery method). After the pre-test, music therapy was given to the experimental group and routine care was encouraged to be continued in control group. The values of blood pressure score in each group before and after the intervention were measured using blood pressure apparatus (mercurial sphygmomanometer) and anxiety level was assessed with the help of Beck Anxiety Inventory-I. Findings of the study revealed that the mean post test blood pressure score in experimental group was 2.075 and the pre test score was 4.815 which was statistically significant at t29=4.840 at the level p 0.001 and the mean post anxiety score was 18.35 and the pre test score was 32.74 which was statistically significant at t 29 = 19.32 at the level p 0.001. The values revealed that there is a significant changes in blood pressure as well as anxiety level after the administration of music therapy.


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