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A 10-minute Music Therapy Decreases Prework Anxiety Level in Nurses during SARS-CoV- 2 Omicron Pandemic

You Sian Lee, Chia-Chun Wu, Chia-Jung Li, Chien-Hua Tseng, Yi-Nuo Shih

Objectives: Many nurses feel anxious before starting to work during SARS-CoV- 2 omicron pandemic. How to reduce prework anxiety level in nurses is an important issue. In this study, we intended to explore the effect of a 10-minute music intervention on prework anxiety in nurses during the Omicron COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted to measure the anxiety level of 60 nurse participants at a hospital before starting to work. We randomized 60 study participating nurses into three groups who listened to no music, fast-tempo music, and slow-tempo music for 10 min each day before going to work. Results: Nurses who listened to 10-min music, whether fast or slow, before work had significantly lower anxiety level than those who experienced no music in this study (p < 0.05). Conclusion: This 10-min music intervention designed for nurses is a feasible and time-saving method during the omicron COVID-19 epidemic.
Key Word occupational therapy, omicron COVID-19, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory State Anxiety, work efficiency
Editorial Committe, Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry
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