Journal of Health and Medical Sciences
Published: 25 January 2022
The Effect of Makassar Folk Music on Cerebral Hemodynamics Measured by Transcranial Doppler
Andi Kurnia Bintang, David Gunawan, Jimmy
Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
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Keywords: Cerebral Hemodynamics, Mean Flow Velocity, Music, Transcranial Doppler
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Makassar folk music on cerebral hemodynamics using transcranial doppler (TCD). This was an experimental study with a pre- and post-test design. The study was conducted on 30 subjects at the Sonology clinic of Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar from August to September 2019. The subjects listened to either rock, classical, or Makassar folk music and cerebral hemodynamic parameters before and after listening were assessed using TCD. The results of the study show that there were significant changes in both the left and the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) mean flow velocity (MFV) after listening to three genres, with a p-value < 0.0001 for each genre. There was no significant difference between the changes observed in left MFV MCA compared to the one on the right side. The value of MFV change was not significantly different across genres. The results indicate that Makassar folk music has the same effect on increasing cerebral hemodynamics as classical music and rock music.
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