Music Playing in a Cast Room Reduced Heart Rate in Children

Liu, R. W.; Mehta, P.; Fortuna, S.; Armstrong, D. G.; Cooperman, D. R.; Thompson, G. H.; Gilmore, A.; Diab, Muhammad
August 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 8, p1791
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of research which was conducted to determine whether music therapy reduces anxiety in children who were waiting to have fractures repaired with a surgical cast. Researchers found that children who listened to music prior to their procedure had lower heart rates than those who didn't.


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