07 Oct “Unplugged”: Exploring benefits of wireless headphones and music streaming services in acute inpatient psychiatry.
“Unplugged”: Exploring benefits of wireless headphones and music streaming services in acute inpatient psychiatry.
Poster presentation220Shoni Taylor, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, United States
Jurriaanse FoyerFri 11:00 - 12:00
Exposure to relaxing music has shown positive results among a variety of populations including elderly people with dementia, post-traumatic patients and patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or mood disorders. The aim of this study is to decrease anxiety, agitation and other psychiatric symptoms through the use of wireless headphones and music streaming services in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit. Patients used wireless headphones and music streaming services at designated intervals throughout the day. Pre and post use questionnaires were complete by each patient that used the wireless headphones. Anxiety, agitation and self-identified symptom levels were tracked before and after headphone use. Restraint and seclusion data was tracked. Survey results suggest a significant positive association between listening to music and decrease in self-report level of agitation, anxiety/ distress, and level of symptoms (p-value: .000054). Restraint and seclusion rates significantly declined the 3 quarters following implementation (3Q2020, 4Q2020 and 1Q2021).