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The role and outcomes of music listening for women in childbirth: an integrative review

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dc.contributor.author McCaffrey, Tríona Mary
dc.contributor.author Cheung, Pui Sze
dc.contributor.author Barry, Maebh
dc.contributor.author Punch, Pattie
dc.contributor.author Dore, Liz
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-18T14:02:13Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.issn 0266-6138
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8527
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 07/01/2021
dc.description.abstract Aim To synthesise primary research on the role and use of music listening for women in childbirth. Design Integrative review. Methods Whittemore and Knafl's (2005) five-stage integrative review method was utilized to complete a systematic search of the literature. Studies were included if they were (a) peer-reviewed, (b) written in the English language, (c) published between 1 January 1979 and 5 April 2019 and (d) described the use of music listening during labour and birth. Studies were appraised for quality and methodological rigor using standardised assessment tools including the Critical Appraisal Skills Programmes (CASP) checklist for the qualitative studies and the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal Tool for the quasi-experimental studies and randomised control trials. Data extrapolation, methodological quality assessment and Thematic Content Analysis (Braun and Clarke, 2006) were carried out. Findings A total of 931 articles were retrieved and 24 papers were included in the review (12 randomized controlled trials, 9 quasi-experimental and 3 qualitative). The quality of the studies was moderately good overall. Two overarching themes emerged including ‘outcomes of using music in childbirth’ and, ‘music application during childbirth’. Within ‘outcomes of using music in childbirth’ four subthemes are described: ‘pain’, ‘anxiety’, ‘psychological supports’ and ‘progression of labour’. Within ‘music application during childbirth’ four themes are presented: ‘timing of the music application’, ‘type of music’, ‘birth preparation using music’ and ‘mode of music listening’. Conclusion and implications for practice The findings indicate that music listening has a significant role to play for women in childbirth. This non-pharmacological intervention can reduce pain and anxiety while offering a multifaceted form of psychological support to alleviate stress and promote an increased sense of control in women during labour. However, further awareness is needed around the idiosyncratic nature of the music listening experience. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Midwifery;83, 102627
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Midwifery. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Midwifery, 2020, 83 , 102627, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102627 en_US
dc.subject Childbirth en_US
dc.subject Labour en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.subject Non-pharmacological en_US
dc.subject Woman-centred en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.title The role and outcomes of music listening for women in childbirth: an integrative review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-02-18T13:53:56Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.midw.2020.102627
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-01-07
dc.embargo.terms 2021-01-07 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2941191
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Midwifery
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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