Review Article

The effect of music on pain perception in women scheduled for elective cesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Authors: Ahmed Taher Masoud (Faculty of Medicine, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt) , Ahmed Samy (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt) , Ahmed M Elshrery (Faculty of Medicine Alazhar University new Damietta, Damietta, Egypt) , Esraa Taher (Faculty of Medicine, Kafr Elsheikh University, Kafr Elsheikh, Egypt) , Kerollos H Shaker (Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt) , Ahmed M Abbas (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt)

  • The effect of music on pain perception in women scheduled for elective cesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Review Article

    The effect of music on pain perception in women scheduled for elective cesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Abstract

Objective: To study the effect of music on pain perception in women scheduled for elective cesarean section (CS)

Search Strategy: We used the following keywords (“music” or “music therapy” and any of the following: cesarean section OR cesarean delivery OR CS OR cesarean OR Caesarean OR "post-op*)

Selection Criteria: We included all studies satisfying the following criteria: (1) Population: pregnant women scheduled for cesarean section. (2) Intervention: the addition of any type of music to routine care compared with routine care alone. (3) Study design: randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We excluded the following: (1) non-randomized trials, (2) in vitro and animal studies, (3) studies in languages other than English, and (4) studies whose data were unreliable for extraction and analysis.

Data Collection and Analysis: Data extraction was independently performed using a standardized form. In case of discrepancies, a consensus was reached after the involvement of the senior investigator. Then, data were extracted from assessed articles and entered RevMan software for meta-analysis.

Main Results: Pooled data significantly favored the music group over the non-music one in terms of pain and anxiety scores (p<0.001). Heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure did not differ significantly between both groups.

Conclusion: Music can be used during, before, and after cesarean section to reduce associated pain and anxiety.

Keywords: Music, pain, cesarean section, anxiety, delivery

How to Cite:

Masoud, A. T. & Samy, A. & Elshrery, A. M. & Taher, E. & Shaker, K. H. & Abbas, A. M., (2020) “The effect of music on pain perception in women scheduled for elective cesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 10(1), 1-15. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1475

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01 Nov 2020
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