Category: Cross-Cutting; Cross-Cutting
Objective : To compare perceived exertion and physiological responses during treadmill walking between listening to Thai music and no music in untrained adults.
Design : Assessor blinded, crossover, randomized control trial.
Setting : Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Participants (or Animals, Specimens, Cadavers) : Untrained healthy volunteers aged 18-59 years
Interventions : Participants were assessed baseline data (age, weight, height, heart rate, blood pressure) then randomized into 2 groups. First group listen to Thai contemporary music selected from four types of music (Thai pop, Looktung, Lookkrung and Peuchevit) while performing treadmill exercise at 60% HRmax for 20 minutes, washout 1 week then performed treadmill exercise again without listening to music. Second group the order was reversed. RPE, SBP, maximum speed, total distant and enjoyment VAS were recorded for each exercise session.
Main Outcome Measure(s) : RPE, SBP, maximum speed, total distant and enjoyment VAS
Results : 30 volunteers, 13 males and 17 females were recruited. 2 males dropped out, one from each group. Mean RPE was significantly lower listening to music (11.29) comparing with no music (12.37, p
Conclusions : Music can decrease RPE and increase enjoyment during treadmill exercise at fixed work load.
Paveesuda Decharin– physiatrist, Lecturer, Srinakarinwirot university, Bangkok, Nonthaburi