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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 161) Last page : ( 163)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00038.8

Quasi experimental study to determine the effectiveness of music therapy on pain level of primigravida mothers during first stage of labour in selected maternity hospitals at metropolitan city

Ms. Naik Shweta Kishor*

K J Somaiya College of Nursing, Mumbai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shwetanaik333@gmail.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.


Effectiveness-outcome or result of the music therapy, Primigravida-normal full term woman admitted for first delivery and inactive 1st stage of labour, Stage of labour-period of true labour pain with regular rhythmic contraction and cervical dilatation of 4cms to 8cms, Pain-unpleasant bodily sensation produced due to contraction of uterus during labour. Level of labour pain assessed in control and experimental group pre and post intervention as follows: The subjective data assessed with word descript or visual analog scale as follows---0=No pain, 1=Mild pain, 2=Distressing pain, 3=Severe pain, 4=Horrible pain, 5=Excruciating pain. The objective data assessed with Behavioural pain scale including parameters such as face, restlessness, muscletone, vocalization, and consolability. Finally pain scored as: 0=No pain, 1–3=Mild pain, 3–6=Moderate pain, >6=Severe pain. Music therapy: Playing the instrumental music (Garbhankur 9th month CD) through earphone for 25 mins to the primigravida mothers which is devised by Pt. Shashank Kattiasan intervention to reduce pain level during the first stage of labour. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”



Effectiveness, Stage of labour, Music therapy.


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