Traditional Music Therapy to Decrease Pain Perception on Elderly in Jakarta Elderly Social Institution

Anisa Fitri Marsyia, Widyatuti Widyatuti

Abstract

Objective: Pain is a health problem that often occurs in the elderly with various precipitation factors. This study aims to analyze nursing care on elderly with acute pain through traditional music therapy at Jakarta Elderly Social Institution

Methods: Three older adults were given traditional music therapy intervention about twenty minutes each day within five weeks.

Results: The result of this study showed that the pain perception of clients decreased after intervention. It was showed by pain scale (Numerical Rating Scale), blood pressure and pulse decreasing.

 

Conclusion: Elderly Social Institution as a health service provider can apply traditional music therapy as a program in reducing acute pain on elderly.

 

Keywords: acute pain; elderly; traditional music therapy

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