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Parsa-Yekta Z, Sharifi-Neiestanak N, Mehran A, Imani-Pour M. Quasi experimental research on anxiety and satisfaction of patients undergoing open cardiac surgery having intubation. Hayat. 2002; 8 (3) :5-12
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Abstract:   (6077 Views)
One of man's fundamental needs is communication. Nurses within their specialty sense this need in their relationship with their patients, even though in some cases with physical impediments e.g. the placing of bypass tubes, this relationship is endangered. This study is a quasi experimental research, whose main aim is to compare the effects of two types of communication methods on anxiety and satisfaction in patients after cardiac and bypass surgery having intubation, warded at chosen hospitals affiliated to the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. According to the specific criteria, 90 patients were randomly selected by divided into two groups (experimental and control). The researchers met all patients the day before the surgery explained the reason and use of the picture chart for the experimental group and the routine communication methods for the control group. Therefore on the day of surgery communication was established with both groups with their own particular method. Data collection was done through a questionnaire consisting of: 1) demographic specification and clinical history, 2) Spielburger's questionnaire for obvious anxiety and 3) visual analogue scale (10cm) for patient satisfaction evaluation which is undertaken the day after surgery and after extubation. The results of the χ² test and the Fisher's exact test showed significant statistical differences between the two groups concerning the level of the patient's anxiety and satisfaction. The use of the picture chart for the experimental group, decreased patient's anxiety resulting from speech disability and increased their satisfaction with their communication with nurses as compared to the control group. Considering the beneficial results from using picture charts in establishing communication with patients, nurses with the help of devices, must try to create better relationships with intubated patients in the post-surgery period and provide them with more desirable services.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/10/8 | ePublished: 2013/10/8

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