Influence of music therapy to reduce anxiety during periodontal surgical procedures / Erni Noor ... [et al.]

Noor, Erni and Abdul Halim, A and Mohd Fadzilah, A and Mohd Said, S and Abdul Halim, R (2021) Influence of music therapy to reduce anxiety during periodontal surgical procedures / Erni Noor ... [et al.]. Compendium of Oral Science (CORALS), 8. pp. 31-42. ISSN 2489-1102; 2637-0611


Objectives: To evaluate the influence of music in reducing patients’ anxiety during periodontal surgery. Methods: This is a clinical trial of involving fifteen patients undergoing periodontal surgery. Patients indicated for periodontal surgery were invited to participate in the study, and randomly assigned to music (n=8) or control (n=7) groups. Participants’ dental anxiety were determined using the Corah Dental Anxiety Scale (CDAS) before and after the surgery, while their blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were recorded at pre-, intra- and post-procedures. Paired t-test was used to compare the statistical significant difference between pre- and postprocedural anxiety for both groups. Result: The participants of this study consist of 22 patients that underwent periodontal surgery procedures, with majority of the subjects (53.3%) were males (n=8) and the mean age was 50.8 (SD=13.21). The measurement of blood pressure increased in patients allocated in music group compared to control group were statistically significant with (p<0.05).Conclusion: Our study suggests that music may reduce patients’ anxiety while undergoing periodontal surgery. More details on the type and intensity of music may provide further value to the finding.


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Noor, Erni
Abdul Halim, A
Mohd Fadzilah, A
Mohd Said, S
Abdul Halim, R
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral and dental medicine. Pathology. Diseases
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Physical medicine. Physical therapy. Including massage, exercise, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, radiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Sungai Buloh Campus > Faculty of Dentistry
Journal or Publication Title: Compendium of Oral Science (CORALS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Compendium of Oral Science (CORALS)
ISSN: 2489-1102; 2637-0611
Volume: 8
Page Range: pp. 31-42
Keywords: music, dental anxiety, periodontitis, audio distraction
Date: 2021
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