The effect of preoperative instruction time on anxiety levels in surgical patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Twibell, Kathryn R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Barth, Elaine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:44Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1996 .B37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185792
dc.description.abstract Preoperative instruction has been documented to benefit patients. With recent health care changes, most patients are now admitted to the hospital on the day of surgery. The optimal time for preoperative instruction requires re-examination. This study evaluated differences in anxiety levels of patients who received structured preoperative instruction prior to hospital admission and patients who received unstructured preoperative instruction after admission on the day of surgery.Roy's Adaptation Model guided this study. The state scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) measured anxiety in a convenience sample (n=40) admitted for same-day surgery. Participants in one group received structured preoperative instruction 1-7 days prior to surgery. Participants in a second group received unstructured preoperative instruction on the day of surgery. All participants completed the STAI 1-7 days before surgeryand on the morning of surgery. Paired t-tests on difference scores showed no significant difference in anxiety between the groups.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent vii, 92 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Surgery -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anxiety. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurse and patient. en_US
dc.title The effect of preoperative instruction time on anxiety levels in surgical patients en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1020144 en_US


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