Preoperative interviews and it's [sic] effect on operating room nurses' empathy

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dc.contributor.advisor Houghton, Florence M. en_US Alverson, Elise en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:51Z 2011-06-03T19:33:51Z 1984 en_US 1984
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1984 .A48 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was devised to test the hypothesis, "Does a preoperative interview between the operating room nurse and the surgical patient effect the nurses' level of empathy toward the patient?" The theoretical and conceptual foundation was based on Carl Rogers' theory that a high level of empathy has a positive effect on therapy outcomes. Nursing research has also demonstrated the importance of empathetic understanding in order to equip the nurse to meet the patient's needs.Two hospitals which had not utilized preoperative interviews were selected, and nurses from one hospital participated in the experimental group which initiated preoperative visits while nurses from the other hospital participated in the control group which did not visit preoperatively. The changes in empathetic levels of the nurses were assessed using the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Helper Scale. Analysis of covariance was used to test the hypothesis which was accepted at .05 significance level.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent 56 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurse and patient. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Surgical nursing. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title Preoperative interviews and it's [sic] effect on operating room nurses' empathy en_US Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1984. en_US
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