The Effect of Guided Imagery and Music Therapy on Post-Operative Recovery After Gynecological Oncology Surgery
The GIMT group will undergo a standardized regimen of peri-operative guided imagery and
music therapy guided by CDs. As there are no studies which discuss whether the act of
listening to any therapy will affect outcomes, we will also explore whether white noise can
affect outcomes as well. Therefore, one control group (WN) will abide by the same regimen
and will listen to a CD with white noise; the other control group (CP) will have no
intervention at all and will follow our current peri-operative procedures.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Change in Mean Pain Score
Determined by using a Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAS)- A Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain is a horizontal line 100 mm in length with the left end labeled 'No pain' and the right end labeled 'Very severe pain'. The subject marks a point on the line that represents their perception of their current state. The VAS score is determined by measuring the distance from the left end of the line to the point on the line marked by the subject. The range of possible values for this pain score is 0 to 100 millimetres.
From Admission through 4 Weeks Post Surgery
Amy Jonson, MD
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
United States: Institutional Review Board
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