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Nurses' expectations of using music for premature infants in neonatal intensive care unit.
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PMID:  22703690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study aimed to describe nurses' expectations of using music for premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to find out about the related background factors. The subjects consisted of 210 Finnish nurses who were recruited from the country's five university hospitals providing premature infant care in NICU. The data were collected by validated questionnaire, and the response rate was 82%. Most nurses preferred recorded music to live music in the NICU. They expected that music would have positive effects on premature infants, parents, and staff. Few demographic and many background factors of the respondents' music-related experiences correlated significantly with the expectations concerning their preference. In conclusion, the nurses' expectations were positive regarding the use of music in the NICU, which supports evidence regarding the efficacy of music therapy for premature infants.
Tarja Pölkki; Anne Korhonen; Helena Laukkala
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-8449     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e29-37     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Finland.
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