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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 13:20
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:48
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13956

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