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Subject/Keyword
anxiety
postoperative
pain
thoracotomy
education
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Veenstra, James
Supervisor and department
Williams, Beverly (Nursing)
Examining committee member and department
Williams, Beverly (Nursing)
Stewart, Ken (Medicine)
Ross, Carolyn (Nursing)
Department
Faculty of Nursing
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-04-12T17:29:26Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Nursing
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Pain and anxiety are common among patients having surgery and education is essential in enabling patients to cope with postoperative pain and anxiety and improve outcomes. Since there is a trend for shorter hospital stays and a scarcity of supportive healthcare resources, patients will be required to be more self-sufficient. Testing of a randomized preoperative education program was conducted, to see if the program improves the thoracic surgical patient’s ability to improve their postoperative pain, anxiety and Quality of Life. This study found that there was no statistically significant difference in pain, anxiety or Quality of Life (with the exception of diarrhea) scores between the education intervention group and the standard group. There were significant clinical alterations in postoperative scores from baseline. Further research is needed to determine if other specific treatments for pain, anxiety and Quality of Life are warranted.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R34W9G
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License granted by James Veenstra (jv5@ualberta.ca) on 2010-04-11T14:27:22Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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