Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
First Committee Member
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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.
Anxiety; Effects; Hysterectomy; Levels; Patients; Preoperative; Teaching
Nursing; Psychology, Experimental
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Fillmore, Judy Ann, "The effects of preoperative teaching on anxiety levels of hysterectomy patients" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 204.
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