Effect of Music Listening on Shortening the Time for a Biophysical Profile Assessment of Pregnant Women: A Randomized Control Trial
Bhanubhan Meepon*, นุชนารถ พัฒนาปัญญาสัตย์, อรอนงค์ นุ่มเจริญ
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital, Chonburi 20110, Thailand; Phone: +66-64-2498150; Email: [email protected]
Objective: To compare the duration of the biophysical profile assessment (BPP) between pregnant women listening to music and those who did not.
Materials and Methods: The present study recruited a cohort of 50 pregnant women with low-risk pregnancies and gestational ages over 32 weeks. The participants were selected from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital between February and December 2022. Participants were divided equally into two distinct groups, the experimental group and the control group, with 25 participants each. The experimental group was equipped with headphones playing music, while the control group wore headphones without music. The assessment was conducted until both groups fulfilled the BPP criteria. Unpaired t-test and chi-square test were employed to compare continuous and categorical variables between the two groups. A p-value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: The present study found that using music during BPP led to a reduction in the overall evaluation time or the time required for each component. The experimental group during the assessment exhibited a significantly shorter testing time at 4.88±2.42 minutes compared to thecontrol group at 7.04±4.22 minutes (p=0.013).
Conclusion: The present study demonstrated that inclusion of music in the assessment process leads to a significant reduction in total BPP assessment time while simultaneously enhancing maternal satisfaction. Nevertheless, further research is required to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of this phenomenon and investigate strategies for integrating music into the assessment process.
วารสารจดหมายเหตุทางการแพทย์ ปี 2567, January ปีที่: 107 ฉบับที่ 1 หน้า 14-20
Fetal surveillance, Music, Fetal biophysical profile, Duration, Antepartum ultrasound