The effect of music on monitoring a simulated anaesthetised patient with sonfication

Sanderson, P. M., Shek, V. and Watson, M. (2004). The effect of music on monitoring a simulated anaesthetised patient with sonfication. In: OZCHI 2004 Conference Proceedings. OZCHI 2004, Wollongong University, (1-4). 21-24 November 2004.


Author Sanderson, P. M.
Shek, V.
Watson, M.
Title of paper The effect of music on monitoring a simulated anaesthetised patient with sonfication
Conference name OZCHI 2004
Conference location Wollongong University
Conference dates 21-24 November 2004
Proceedings title OZCHI 2004 Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Ergonomics Society of Australia
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-74128-079-1
1-74128-079-6
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Collection year 2004
Abstract/Summary The idea of sonifying anaesthetised patients’ vital signs is gaining acceptance, but some anaesthetists are concerned about additional noise in the operating theatre. We tested the effect of ambient music (jazz, classical and rock) on participants’ ability to monitor a simulated anaesthetised patient with sonification and visual monitors. Participants liked working with ambient music when workload was low. Participants preferred rock music, but reported working better with classical. Ambient music has less effect on participants’ ability to monitor the simulated patient than a distractor task does. We discuss practical implications of these findings.
Subjects E1
380303 Computer Perception, Memory and Attention
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E1

 
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