Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Forget the mood-boosting benefits of music: Listening to a melody reduces PHYSICAL pain

Listening to music really does make people feel less pain, a new study suggests 
  • Music decreases people's perceived sense of pain
  • It can also reduce distress during medical procedures
  • Experts also found it improved parent and healthcare provider satisfaction
Listening to music makes people feel less pain, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the University of Alberta have found more evidence to suggest that music decreases people’s perceived sense of pain.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry researcher Dr Lisa Hartling led a research team that conducted a clinical research trial of 42 children between the ages of three and 11.

All of the children were seen at the paediatric emergency department at the Stollery Children's Hospital, in Alberta, and needed IVs.

Some of the children listened to music while getting an IV, while others did not.

Researchers measured the children's distress, perceived pain levels, and heart rates.

They also measured the satisfaction levels of parents, and the satisfaction levels of the healthcare providers who administered the IVs.

For the rest of the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2366034/Forget-mood-boosting-benefits-music-Listening-melody-reduces-PHYSICAL-pain.html

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