Music could help patients in recovery

A recent study has shown that music can be a useful aid in patient recovery after surgery.

According to scientists in Britain, patients listening to music before, during and after surgery show significant attenuation of anxiety and a reduction of analgesia need. The results showed that music stimulates recovery and reduces pain.

The study included medical and statistical data from 7,000 patients, making an analysis of previously published studies by comparing health services accompanied by music and the standard ones.

British researchers have concluded that music should be chosen by each patient to maximize the effect and should not interfere with the communication system used during surgery.

"Music is non-invasive, safe and cheap, which should be available for all people to be operated," said Catherine Meads, a researcher at Brunel University in the UK.

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