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Need for interventional studies on the impact of music in the perinatal period: results of a pilot study on women's preferences and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23039049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Aim of the study: Studies investigating the impact of pre- or postnatal music exposure on child development are scarce. Therefore we conducted this pilot study. Material and Methods: Five hundred pregnant women, 246 primigravidae and 254 multigravidae were interviewed about listening to, singing and performing music during pregnancy and after birth. Chi-sqare, Wilcoxon and Mc Nemar tests were used to calculate significant differences. Results: Prenatally, 361/500 women (72,2%) listened to music at least once/week, 129/500 women (25,8%) answered to sing at least once/week and 23/500 (4,6%) performed music regularly. While listening to music was equally distributed when considering maternal age, education and parity, singing was more frequent in mothers of advanced age (p=0.031), higher education (p=0.001) and parity (p=0.001). In multigravidae, listening decreased from 72,4% prenatally to 59,2% postnatally (p<0.002); however, singing increased from 36% to 46,4% (p<0.001) from pre- to postnatally, both independent of education and maternal age. Singing during pregnancy was more frequent in women of higher qualification compared to secondary and basic education: 39,6% versus 20,8% and in women of maternal age> 30: 31,4% compared to < 30: 17,5% (p<0.001). Conclusion: Our study should be a basis for further interventional programs relating to neurodevelopment and bonding.
Birgit Arabin; Michael Jahn
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Center for Mother and Child of the Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstr. 1 35033 Marburg Germany.
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