The goal of this study is to explore the effect of oriental music on premature infants’ physiological and behavioral parameters during their hospital stay in the NICU and later on their neurodevelopmental outcome.
Music exposure during care of preterm infants is the subject of increasing research. Many studies have shown positive impact of music exposure such as classical western music, lullabies or Quran on pain and physiological parameters of preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting. No such study have explored the effect of oriental music which is the main popular music listened to in the Levant and MENA region.
We aim in this study to find out if the oriental music exposure in preterm infants improves
babies’ physiological parameters, behavior state and later on their neurodevelopmental outcome at 18 to 24 months, then at 36 months.