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A controlled trial of psycho-educational interventions in preparing Chinese women for elective hysterectomy

Cheung, Li Ho, Callaghan, Patrick, & Chang, Anne M. (2003) A controlled trial of psycho-educational interventions in preparing Chinese women for elective hysterectomy. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40(2), pp. 207-216.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a cognitive intervention (distraction and reappraisal) with information given pre-operatively on post-operative outcomes of Chinese women having an abdominal hysterectomy. Using a controlled trial, 48 Chinese women having elective hysterectomy received the cognitive intervention with information (experimental group). A control group (n=48) received information alone. Outcome measures used in the study were post-operative anxiety and pain, requests for analgesia and patient satisfaction. The results show that women in the experimental group reported lower post-operative anxiety scores, lower pain scores and higher levels of satisfaction than women in the control group. There were no statistically significant differences in post-operative requests for analgesia between the groups. It is concluded that a cognitive intervention such as distraction and reappraisal may have significant clinical benefits and improve the care of women having an elective hysterectomy.

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ID Code: 262
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Education, Counselling, Surgery, Chinese women, Hysterectomy
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7489(02)00080-9
ISSN: 0020-7489
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 May 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:58

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