The researchers’ aims were to investigate the effects of music
therapy applied to pregnant women on maternal, fetal, and
neonatal results. Sample of the randomized controlled trial
consisted of 100 (50 intervention, 50 control) primipara women.
Nonstress Test was applied to women in 36th, 37th, and 38th
gestational weeks. During the test, we played music to the
intervention group and gave routine care to the control group.
We determined that the mean scores of State Anxiety Inventory,
evaluated during the Nonstress Test applications, decreased
significantly after the application.
Acceleration, mean number of fetal movements and reactivity findings were significantly higher in the intervention
group. There was no significant difference between the groups
in terms of the State Anxiety Inventory means after childbirth
and neonatal findings. According to the results, we determined
that the music therapy applied to pregnant women decreased
maternal anxiety and had positive effects on Nonstress Test