Social - musicking as therapy: eclampsia in women in three hospitals in Kampala Metropolitan Area
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This study investigated the impact of music therapy on anxiety, stress, and blood pressure in women with eclampsia in Uganda, a serious pregnancy complication that can lead to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The researcher used the phenomenology qualitative research method to assign participants to either a music therapy intervention or a control group. Data was collected through in-depth, semi-structured interviews and analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings suggested that music therapy could effectively reduce anxiety, stress, and blood pressure in women with eclampsia. Participants reported feeling calmer, more relaxed, and less anxious after receiving music therapy. The study provides valuable insights into the potential benefits of music therapy as a non-pharmacological intervention for managing anxiety, stress, and high blood pressure in low-resource settings. The research can improve the quality of life and health outcomes of women with eclampsia in Uganda and other similar settings and highlights the importance of considering patients' subjective experiences and perspectives in healthcare interventions.