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Patient anxiety and conscious surgery

Mitchell, MJ 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
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 Perioperative Practice
Publisher: Association for Perioperative Practice
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 17504589
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009 12:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:57
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/1924

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