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Does a Music Therapy Intervention Reduce Anxiety in Patients either before or after invasive procedures taking place?

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  • Submitted: 17/09/2004
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AS and A Level Physiological Psychology

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Appraisal of Research Evidence for Practice.

Gail Hartburn

Cohort 0201

Adult

Tutor- Dave Turnbull

Does a Music Therapy Intervention Reduce Anxiety in Patients either before or after invasive procedures taking place?

This assignment is based on the importance of research and how it enables nurses to provide the best quality care within the clinical setting with the use of evidence based practice. The literature retrieval process will be discussed with three articles being summarised and critiqued, along with the rationale for the choice of paper. The research articles will be referred to as papers 1, 2 and 3, (Appendix 1) they will critically analyse the methodology, strengths and limitations of each paper. The findings will also be discussed in the conclusion to decide if the articles are suitable for clinical practice.

Research is an essential part of nursing with its importance being reflected on the current use of evidence based practice within the clinical setting (Polit and Hungler, 1997). Evidence-based practice means that evidence is used to either support current practice or guide changes in practice with the use of current research (Youngblut et al, 2001) This first came about so that practices

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