Use of Music Intervention for Reducing Anxiety and Promoting Satisfaction in First-Time Filipino Fathers

Leodoro J. Labrague, Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte

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Childbirth is an anxiety-provoking event in a man’s life. Therefore, strategies to decrease paternal anxiety during childbirth are necessary. This study determined the effects of music and satisfaction of first-time Filipino fathers during childbirth. In the study, a prospective quasi-experimental design was utilized. Ninety-eight purposive samples of first-time fathers were included in the study, 50 were allocated in the experimental group (music group) and 48 in the control group (nonmusic group) during the months of August to October 2013. Paternal anxiety and satisfaction were measured using the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Visual Analogue Scale for Satisfaction, respectively. Results revealed that the first-time fathers in the experimental group had lower State Trait Anxiety Inventory scores (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-127
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Men's Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016



  • anxiety
  • childbirth experience
  • client satisfaction
  • experimental design
  • men’s health
  • music

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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