Effectiveness of Music Listening in Patients With Total Knee Replacement During CPM Rehabilitation

Chih Chung Hsu, Wei Ming Chen, Su Ru Chen, Yen Ting Tseng, Pi Chu Lin

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Aim: This study investigated the effects of music listening on the anxiety, heart rate variability (HRV), and joint range of motion (ROM) of patients undergoing continuous passive motion (CPM) after total knee replacement surgery. Method: An experimental design was used. Participants in the experimental group (n = 49) listened to music from 10 min before receiving CPM until the end of the session (25 min in total) on the first and second day following surgery, whereas participants in the control group (n = 42) did not listen to music but rested quietly in bed starting 10 min before and throughout CPM. Results: Compared with the control group, the experimental group exhibited significantly lower anxiety levels (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-75
Number of pages8
JournalBiological Research for Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • anxiety
  • continuous passive motion (CPM)
  • heart rate variability (HRV)
  • music listening
  • total knee replacement (TKR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Research and Theory


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