Association between information & pre-operative anxiety in surgical patients

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Κατεύθυνση Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
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Petrogianni Elisavet
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Γαλάνης Πέτρος, ΕΔΙΠ, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Καϊτελίδου Δάφνη, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Σίσκου Όλγα, Ακαδημαϊκή Υπότροφος, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Συσχέτιση μεταξύ ενημέρωσης και προεγχειρητικού άγχους σε ασθενείς χειρουργικής κλινικής
Translated title:
Association between information & pre-operative anxiety in surgical patients
The perioperative period has been suggested to be particularly stressful not only for the surgical patient himself, but also for those around him. High and prolonged levels of preoperative stress are related to delayed wound healing and a higher risk of infection, increased demands for anesthesia and analgesia, and increased levels of postoperative pain. Lack of adequate information during the preoperative stage seems to be one of the main risk factors for preoperative stress.
Aim: Investigation of the association between information provision and preoperative stress in surgical patients.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted, based on the completion of the General Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for the measurement of preoperative stress and the Information Satisfaction Questionnaire (ISQ). The sample consisted of 100 patients admitted to the 1st Surgical Clinic of the General Hospital of Heraklion "Venizelio-Pananeio" of the 7th Healthcare Region.
Results: 73% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with the information provided, whereas 84% declared there was room for improvement. The increase in information satisfaction was associated with a decrease in the overall stress and depression score (HADS) (p= 0.001). The increase in educational level was associated with a decrease in the overall stress and depression score (HADS) (p = 0.036), while women had a higher stress score (HADS-A) when compared to men (p = 0.015).
Conclusion: Preoperative psychological assessment of the patient should be integrated into the nursing clinical practice, while the provision of complete and adequate preoperative information to patients should be ensured.
Key Words: preoperative stress, preoperative information, surgical patients, HADS scale, ISQ questionnaire.
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Health Sciences
Preoperative stress, Preoperative information, Syrgical patients, HADS scale, ISQ questionnaire
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