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Table 4 Mean (SD) vital signs before, during and after the intervention by group

From: Music Use for Sedation in Critically ill Children (MUSiCC trial): a pilot randomized controlled trial

Variables Prior to the intervention 15 min of the intervention % of change from prior to the intervention The end of the intervention % of change from prior to the intervention 30 min after the intervention % of change from prior to the intervention P value
Music
 HR/minute 122 (23.3) 119 (25.2)* 1.84 120 (24.7) 1.46 121 (25.6) 0.54 0.004
 RR/minute 27.2 (7.7) 27.0 (7.65) 0.73 27.2 (9.29) 0.22 27.9 (8.74) 2.50 0.631
 SBP—mmHg 88.3 (13.1) 88.6 (12.91) 0.33 87.4 (13.4) 0.96 87.8 (13.8) 0.59 0.438
 DBP—mmHg 49.9 (9.62) 49.6 (9.41) 0.58 48.9 (9.75) 2.02 49.4 (9.69) 1.10 0.306
 O2 saturation—% 92.9 (7.92) 92.7 (8.24) 0.18 91.7 (11.1) 1.23 92.8 (8.39) 0.11 0.378
Noise cancellation
 HR/minute 126 (23.3) 124 (21.6) * 1.54 124 (21.5) 1.20 125 (22.1) 1.15 0.021
 RR/minute 27.2 (6.58) 25.5 (6.03) * 6.30 26.6 (6.76) 2.27 27 (8.22) 1.03 0.001
 SBP—mmHg 85.6 (13.7) 82.9 (11.6) 3.21 83.9 (13.1) 2.04 84.6 (11.6) 1.26 0.112
 DBP—mmHg 48.3 (9.72) 47.2 (8.12) 2.17 47.5 (9.04) 1.57 47.8 (9.64) 0.97 0.265
 O2 saturation—% 93.6 (7.84) 93.7 (7.39) 0.13 93.8 (7.16) 0.15 93.7 (7.47) 0.13 0.481
  1. HR heart rate, RR respiratory rate, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure
  2. *P value = 0.008 compare to the “Prior to the intervention value”