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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2017;23(2):109-116.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2017.23.2.109    Published online June 27, 2017.
Effects of Music Therapy on Stress of Preterm Labor and Uterine Contraction in Pregnant Women with Preterm Labor
Hye Jin Park, Mi Hae Sung
1Haeundae Baik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan, Korea. nursmh@inje.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to test effects of music therapy on stress due to preterm labor and uterine contraction in pregnant women with preterm labor.
METHODS
An experimental research design was used. Participants were 35 pregnant women with preterm labor who were between 20 to 37 weeks of pregnancy: control group (n=18) received only tocolytic drugs, while experimental group (n=17) received additional music therapy. In the experimental group, Traumerei was applied before Non-Stress Test (NST) from the second day to fifth day after admission as music therapy.
RESULTS
There was a statistically significant difference in stress due to preterm labor (z=-3.368, p<.001) between the two groups.
CONCLUSION
The music therapy is an effective method for reducing the stress of pregnant women with preterm labor.
Key Words: Preterm labor; Pregnant women; Stress; Music therapy; Uterine contraction


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