International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of music therapy in reducing the level of stress and anxiety among antenatal mothers in Saidapet
Sindhu Priya R, Pragathi T and Priyanka
Pregnancy can be both an exciting and worrying time for parents-to-be. Pregnant women experience a range of physical and emotional changes, all of which may trigger anxiety. Fear of the unknown, stress, feelings of insecurity over work or money, and daily pressures add to hormonal changes during pregnancy and may make women feel overwhelmed. Music Therapy stimulates good vibrations in the nerves of the listeners. Music therapy helps to clear the junked thought in mind, which leads to have positive frame of mind. Music therapy is easily used in most environments and it can be tailored to personal preferences to enhance relaxation. Stress is the most imprecise word in the scientific dictionary. Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life for every one of us. Negative stress leads to physiological problems, which in turn leads to psychosomatic problems.The research design for the study pre-experimental research design. Purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. Structured interview was used to collect background variable, co-dependency scale and center for epidemiological studies depression scale. Data were collected by 60 from urban population at saidapet. The data presented shows that in pre- test had no stress has 5 (8%), mild stress has 10(17%), moderate stress 15(25%) and 30 (50%). The level stress was reduced at post test level no stress 5 (8%),mild stress 5 (8%),moderate stress level 50(83%) and severe stress level 0(0)level. The result shows that the level of anxiety regarding pre-test No anxiety 0(0), mild anxiety 5(8%), moderate anxiety 30(50%), severe anxiety 25(42%). Regarding post – test the level of anxiety No anxiety 15(25%), mild anxiety 25(42%), moderate anxiety 20(33%), severe anxiety 0(0). Regarding the level of anxiety association age and income were non significant at level of 0.05. Religion, education, gestational age, source of information were the significant to 0.05 level. The result for association between the demographic variable and stress such as age, education, income and gestational age were not significant to 0.05 level of significance. Regarding religion and source of income were significant to 0.05 level of significance.
Sindhu Priya R, Pragathi T, Priyanka. A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of music therapy in reducing the level of stress and anxiety among antenatal mothers in Saidapet. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2020;2(2):35-38.