The Effects of Music Therapy on Pediatric Patients’ Pain and Anxiety during a Painful Procedure
Master of Arts in Music Therapy
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of music therapy on anxiety, pain, distress, and vital signs of pediatric burn patients undergoing a painful procedure. Donor site dressing change is a painful procedure that patients on the reconstructive unit frequently undergo. This study will explore the relationship between music, mood, and pain. The author theorizes that music will affect the patients’ anxiety level, and thus reduce patients’ perceived pain and behavioral distress.