The Effect of Guided Imagery on Preoperative Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

Mohebbi, Mahbobe (2014) The Effect of Guided Imagery on Preoperative Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery. Masters thesis, Sabzevar University of Medical Science.

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Background: All individuals experienced some anxiety when faced with new situations and challenges of life, especially those who are supposed to be operated. preoperative anxiety effected on the psychological and physiological levels. reduction Anxiety accepted as part of pre-operative nursing care. The present study investigated the effects of Guided Imagery on Anxiety level of the patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Materials and Methods: This study is a randomized clinical trial on 116 patients undergoing appendectomy and hernioraphy, admitted in Sabzevar Beheshti hospital in 2013. The samples were randomly allocated into two intervention and control groups. Intervention group one hour before surgery, listened 18 minutes audio CD guided imagery. Spielberger Anxiety Inventory before and after the study was completed. Data were analyzed with SPSS software version 20 using chi-square, paired t test and analysis of covariance. 95% confidence level was considered. Results: The average of state and trait anxiety level in group Guided Imagery decreased from 46.84 ± 9.00 and 39.75 ± 8.63 to 35.89 ± 6.14 and 38.20 ± 8.07 and in group control increased from 45.12 ± 9.14 and 39.29 ± 8.51 to 52.56 ± 10.59 and 39.98 ± 8.41 in the end of the study. The results of Paired t test showed statistically significant difference between the levels of anxiety before and after the study in two group (p<0/001). Conclusion: A guided imagery session before surgery can reduce state and trait anxiety. Therefore using this method to reduce anxiety is recommended. keywords: guided imagery, anxiety, surgery

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: guided imagery, anxiety, surgery
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Saeed Shoja
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 09:34
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 08:55

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