A Study to Assess the Effect of Preoperative Instructions and Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Recovery Measures of Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgery

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150614
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Presentation
Title:
A Study to Assess the Effect of Preoperative Instructions and Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Recovery Measures of Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgery
Abstract:
A Study to Assess the Effect of Preoperative Instructions and Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Recovery Measures of Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kaur, Nirmal, MSc, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Guru Nanak Mission Medical & Educational Trust
Title:Associate Professor
INTRODUCTION: Whenever a patient is admitted in a hospital especially for surgery, he has many fears and anxieties in his mind about postoperative pain, wound healing and days in hospital after surgery. The presence of a skilled person strengthens communication to reduce their apprehension, anxiety, worry and tension. Studies have shown that preoperative instructions and therapeutic touch is useful in reducing pain, improving wound healing, aiding relaxation and easing the dying process. OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare the postoperative recovery measures in experimental group who received preoperative instructions and therapeutic touch with control group. METHODS: A quasi-experimental research design was used. Purposive convenient sample consists of 40 subjects, 20 in each experimental and control group. The data was collected by interview method, with the help of self-structured tool a personnel data questionnaire and also on postoperative recovery measures with 5 items. The subjects of both experimental and control group were interviewed on first, third and day of discharge. Therapeutic touch was given only to experimental group whereas vital signs of both the groups were checked on first, third and day of discharge. The data was analyzed in terms of ratio and proportion, percentage, mean, S.D. and unpaired 't' test. RESULTS: Data analysis showed that the patients who were being admitted for elective abdominal surgery have great amount of stress and restlessness. There was a significant improvement (P
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Study to Assess the Effect of Preoperative Instructions and Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Recovery Measures of Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgeryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150614-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Study to Assess the Effect of Preoperative Instructions and Therapeutic Touch on Postoperative Recovery Measures of Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgery</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kaur, Nirmal, MSc, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Guru Nanak Mission Medical &amp; Educational Trust</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nir_kaur@yahoo.co.in</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">INTRODUCTION: Whenever a patient is admitted in a hospital especially for surgery, he has many fears and anxieties in his mind about postoperative pain, wound healing and days in hospital after surgery. The presence of a skilled person strengthens communication to reduce their apprehension, anxiety, worry and tension. Studies have shown that preoperative instructions and therapeutic touch is useful in reducing pain, improving wound healing, aiding relaxation and easing the dying process. OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare the postoperative recovery measures in experimental group who received preoperative instructions and therapeutic touch with control group. METHODS: A quasi-experimental research design was used. Purposive convenient sample consists of 40 subjects, 20 in each experimental and control group. The data was collected by interview method, with the help of self-structured tool a personnel data questionnaire and also on postoperative recovery measures with 5 items. The subjects of both experimental and control group were interviewed on first, third and day of discharge. Therapeutic touch was given only to experimental group whereas vital signs of both the groups were checked on first, third and day of discharge. The data was analyzed in terms of ratio and proportion, percentage, mean, S.D. and unpaired 't' test. RESULTS: Data analysis showed that the patients who were being admitted for elective abdominal surgery have great amount of stress and restlessness. There was a significant improvement (P</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:38:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:38:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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