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Patient anxiety and conscious surgery.

Mitchell, M 2009, 'Patient anxiety and conscious surgery.' , Journal of perioperative practice, 19 (6) , pp. 168-173.

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Abstract

The amount of surgery undertaken on the conscious patient is increasing. However, many patients are anxious and resistant to such surgery. Patients (n=214) were surveyed to determine their related apprehensions. Being awake, feeling or seeing the body cut open and experiencing pain all increased anxiety. The potential for insufficient information provision was also a source of concern. Formal management of intra-operative apprehension may help limit anxiety and expel apparent misapprehensions.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of perioperative practice
Publisher: Association for Perioperative Practice
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1750-4589
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 12:20
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13956

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