Conditions pain, anxiety, stress
Treatment live music
Sponsor Beth Israel Medical Center
Start date June 2010
End date June 2017
Trial size 318 participants
Trial identifier NCT02269527, 08810


The use of live music in SICU might affect the perception of noise, which may reduce staff's stress level and further decrease the possibility of clinical errors, reduce patient's anxiety and perception of pain as well as increase compliance from patient and family. Live music might also enhance the quality of stay and promote a holistic healing process for the patient.

Recruiting in the following locations…

United States New York
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
1-hour live music 5 days/week
live music
Providing 1-hour live music 5 days/ week.

Primary Outcomes

Self-report stress level from SICU staff
time frame: 6 months
2. Pre and Post-intervention score on the perception of SICU noises from SICU and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale for SICU patients
time frame: 1 week
Pre and Post-intervention score on the perception of SICU noises from SICU patients, caregivers
time frame: 1 week

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - SICU patients, caregivers, and physicians/nursing staff Exclusion Criteria: - Non-medical Staff

Additional Information

Official title Effects of an Integrative Music Therapy Program on the Perception of Noise in the SICU: A Patient, Caregiver, and Physician/Nursing Environmental Study
Principal investigator Joanne Loewy, DA
Description In this study, we are looking at the effect of the live music provided by a trained music therapist, created through incorporating the noises in the SICU - such as the beeping of the machines as part of the elements in the music, to organize the sound environment as well as introducing familiar songs, chosen according to the cultures and ages of the patients, caregivers and staff, to increase a sense of familiarity and comfort. Through the intervention, we hope to ameliorate the sound environment, which may reduce the stress level of the staff and increase their acuity level while decrease patients and caregivers' anxiety level and improve their mood state and the quality of hospitalization
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Beth Israel Medical Center.