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dc.contributor.authorSpruill, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-02T18:54:38Z
dc.date.available2021-05-02T18:54:38Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urien
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623995
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to determine if pre-operative routines; and a relationship exists between anxiety level, teaching, and knowledge of peri-operative (2) to determine if subjects with high trait anxiety are affected by pre-operative teaching differently than those with low trait anxiety. The sample consisted of 60 hospitalized patients admitted for gynecologic, neurologic, general, or orthopedic surgery. While in the admissions office, all subjects completed a two part anxiety questionaire (Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory). Three hours after admission, when the subjects were in their hospital rooms, the experimental group (N=30) individually program while instruction. state anxiety participated the control Each group portion in a group pre-operative education (N=30) received no such was then again tested using the of Spielberger's test and an investigator-designed questionaire on knowledge of peri-operative routines. t-test alpha Four hypotheses were tested utilizing the independent and analysis of variance statistical tests. An level of p < .05 was used to determine statistical significance. No statistical significance (p = .795) was found between pre-operative instruction and change in state anxiety level. Pre-operative instruction significantly (p = .001) affected knowledge test scores. These findings indicate that while pre-operative affect anxiety level, it did instruction did not affect knowledge of peri-operative be replicated routines. It is recommended that the study in a larger sample and that the knowledge test be subjected to more rigorous validity and reliability testing.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAugusta Universityen_US
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dc.titleA study of relationships between a structured pre-operative teaching program, presurgical anxiety, and knowledgeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursingen_US
dc.description.advisorGueldner, Sarah
dc.description.committeeAult, Leilee
dc.description.committeeLillis, Patricia
dc.description.committeeBurrell, Lenette
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
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