Music as a Therapeutic Assistant: Strategy to Reduce Work Stress

  • Dereck Sena de Lima
  • Jamilton Alves Farias
  • Aurilene Josefa Cartaxo Gomes de Arruda
  • Cesar Cavalcanti da Silva
  • Maurício Caxias de Souza
  • João Euclides Fernandes Braga
  • Leila de Cássia Tavares da Fonseca
  • Alany Bezerra da Rocha Alves
  • Lúcia Raiza Feitosa Alves de Oliveira
  • Irany Carvalho da Silva
  • Milca Correia Marinho de Araújo
  • Thássia Christina Azevedo da Silva
  • Laysa Karen Soares de Lima
  • Sely Costa de Santana
  • Ronny Anderson de Oliveira Cruz


Objective: to understand the influence of music as a therapeutic assistant in reducing work stress of nursing professionals in a basic health unit.

Method: it is an exploratory and descriptive research with a quantitative approach, developed with 9 nursing professionals from UBS Integrated Nova Esperança in João Pessoa, Paraíba. Data collection began after approval of the Research Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Center of the Federal University of Paraíba, nº. 0508/16, CAAE: 58741916.6.0000.5188.

Results: we identified that 33.3% of nursing professionals presented signs of stress, of the 33.3% who presented stress, 100% demonstrated to be in the resistance phase, 100% of the nursing professionals evaluated the musical strategy in a positive way.

Conclusion: the musical strategy received extremely positive evaluations by the participants of the research, about 100% of professionals said that listening to music can reduce work stress.

Feb 10, 2017
How to Cite
SENA DE LIMA, Dereck et al. Music as a Therapeutic Assistant: Strategy to Reduce Work Stress. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, feb. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2017. doi:
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