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Patients' perceptions of pre-operative preparation for day surgery

Mitchell, MJ 1997, 'Patients' perceptions of pre-operative preparation for day surgery' , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26 (2) , pp. 356-363.

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While the quality of medical intervention associated with day surgery has greatly improved, the position of psychological preparation has remained virtually unchanged. Recent evidence, however, has suggested that anxiety levels can be significantly reduced if preparatory information can be matched with individual coping styles. As choice of coping style has been strongly linked with locus of control, two questionnaires were given to 150 subjects undergoing minor gynaecological day surgery in order to compare their health locus of control (HLC) with their preferred level of preparatory information. No correlation was established between the HLC measures and the selected level of preparatory information although information requirements were established. The results are discussed and recommendations made for future pre-operative psycho-educational programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Day surgery, information provision, anxiety management
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RD Surgery
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
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 Advanced Nursing
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 03092402
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009 10:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:57

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