Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Rosemary Witt

Number of Pages

96

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of a preoperative teaching class on State Anxiety levels of patients scheduled for hysterectomy surgery. The Neuman System Model primary prevention mode of intervention was the conceptual framework on which this study was based. The subjects were a volunteer sample of forty women scheduled for hysterectomy surgery, randomized into an experimental group (attended preoperative teaching class) or a control group (no preoperative teaching). State Anxiety levels were measured on admission for surgery by the Spielberger Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (STAI). The significance of difference of mean State Anxiety Scores of the two groups was examined using Student's t-test (two-tailed) and ANCOVA. Analysis of data did not indicate a statistically significant difference at the.05 level of probability. However, in view of the small sample size used, further research in this important aspect of nursing, that of patient education, is suggested.

Keywords

Anxiety; Effects; Hysterectomy; Levels; Patients; Preoperative; Teaching

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Psychology, Experimental

File Format

pdf

File Size

2355.2 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/o7ez-4993


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