Musikens inverkan postoperativt
: ur ett patientperspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Music's influence postoperative: from a patient perspective
  • Ulf Glenerup
  • Anna Losell

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: High noise levels in postoperative departments has shown to increase secretion of stress hormones in patients. With an awareness of how music as a nursing intervention affects the patient postoperatively, the nursing staff can try to make the post-operative care as pleasant as possible.

    Aim: To illuminate the effect of music on post-operative departments – from a patient´s perspective.

    Method: Literature study based on eight scientific articles that was systematic analyzed.

    Results: It was found that music can be used as a nursing intervention to reduce stress, anxiety and pain perception postoperatively. The patients showed that music can contribute to increased well-being and reduce the perception of noise.

    Conclusion: Nursing staff should enhance the understanding of the importance of music postoperatively from a holistic approach, where music is a simple and cost effective nursing intervention.

    Keyword: Postoperative, music, nursing, literature

    Date of Award2011-Jun-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSuzanna Hägglöf (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • postoperative
    • music
    • nursing
    • literature

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