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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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Abstract

ALMEIDA, Ana Paula  and  SILVA, Maria Júlia Paes da. Gregorian chant: reducing anxiety of mothers with hospitalized children. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp. 36-42. ISSN 0103-2100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000100007.

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Gregorian chant changes the state of anxiety of mothers with hospitalized children. METHODS: This study was descriptive, exploratory, and correlational with quasi-experimental, quantitative analysis. Data collection was completed during the period of July 2009 to February 2010. RESULTS: Seventy-one mothers were investigated, with 28 mothers meeting all of the criteria for participation in this research. The use of Gregorian chant decreased the state of anxiety of mothers of hospitalized children in single room accommodations within a quaternary care pediatric hospital. CONCLUSION: It is necessary to investigate the possible effects of Gregorian chant in other hospital environments and in other forms of patient accommodation.

Keywords : Music; Anxiety; Mothers; Complementary therapies.

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