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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 389-395

Attitudes of staff to sounds of music in the operating room in hospitals of Delhi


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
2 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India

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Sumanth Prasad
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad
India
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Background: For many years doctors have openly used background music to help them stay relaxedand focussed during surgical procedures. So, the purpose of the present study is to evaluate the influenceof music on surgeons including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, assistants,postgraduate students working in the operating room. Methods: A total of 107 (male = 43, female = 64) participants were included in the study. Datawas obtained by self administered questionnaire among the personnel working in the operating room atvarious hospitals of Delhi. Results: .73% (n=78) prefer music to be played during surgical procedures. Preferences for listeningto music was found to be higher among nurses and surgeons. 71% (n=54) considered low volume of musicto be appropriate and 48% (n=51) felt that music makes them calmer. Conclusion: According to the present study, music has a positive effect on the staff working in theoperating rooms.


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