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Surgery

Music Speeds Up Recovery from Surgery

16 years, 2 months ago

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Posted on Sep 30, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Listening to music while under anesthesia may help to speed a patient's recovery from surgery, according to results of a recent study. Researchers from a hospital in Sweden found that women who were exposed to soothing music during a hysterectomy experienced less pain, were less tired, and were able to sit up sooner after the procedure.

Listening to music while under anesthesia may help to speed a patient's recovery from surgery, according to results of a recent study. Researchers from a hospital in Sweden found that women who were exposed to soothing music during a hysterectomy experienced less pain, were less tired, and were able to sit up sooner after the procedure. Furthermore, women who listened to music and encouraging words needed fewer pain-relieving drugs and were less likely to feel fatigued when they were discharged from hospital.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2001;45:812-817

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