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MB Zienaly, MM Aghdashi, AR Afshar, S Masoodi. MUSIC AND WORKING PROCESS IN OPERATING ROOM. Stud Med Sci. 2010; 20 (4) :324-327
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  MB Zienaly [1] , MD MM Aghdashi [2] , MD AR Afshar [3] , MD S Masoodi [4] , MSc


  Received: 29 Sep, 2009 Accepted: 15 Oct, 2009


  Although there are numerous studies about the effects of music on patient's recovery, less evidence is available about the effects of music on the physicians and hospital staff. It is generally believed that silence and tranquility should prevail in operating rooms and any extra noise is regarded as a distraction and can interfere with verbal communication among personnel. Do the harmonic and pleasant sounds have the same effect5? In their latest study published in Injury, Ulmann, et al indicated that tranquility in operating room does not mean strict silence and even the sound of music can help to bring about the intended tranquility in operating room6. In order to evaluate the influence of music on surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses working in the operating room, a questionnaire was designed and 300 copies were distributed among the doctors and nurses at five different hospitals in Urmia. The collected data were analyzed 70.2% of participants believed that light music improves verbal communication between personnel and 90.3% of responders claimed that music in the operating room improves their concentration. Anesthesiologists and older personnel had a tendency for low volume music. The obtained data revealed that music in low volume could improve verbal communication and concentrating ability of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other personnel working in operating rooms. An interventional study can be designed to reassess the results obtained from this questionnaire-based study.

  Keywords : Music, Operating room, Staff communication


  Address : Department of Anesthesiology, Motahhary Hospital, Urmia Medical Sciences University, Urmia, Iran Tel: ) +98 441 ( 3459538


  E -mail : mb-zeinaly@umsu.ac.ir


Source: UMJ 2010: 20(4): 341 ISSN: 1027-3727

  [1] 1 Associat Professor of Anesthesiology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author)

  [2] Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [3] Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [4] PhD Student in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

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