Use of Guided Imagery to Enhance Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Replacement Patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158619
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Presentation
Title:
Use of Guided Imagery to Enhance Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Replacement Patients
Abstract:
Use of Guided Imagery to Enhance Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Replacement Patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Antall, Gloria
Contact Address:FPB SON, 19601 South Woodland Road, Shaker Heights, OH, 44122,, USA
Co-Authors:Denise Kresevic; Patricia A. Higgins
Joint replacement surgery, a common treatment for severe arthritis, is often associated with significant pain. The management of post-operative pain following joint replacement surgery is critical for early mobilization to prevent complications such as pulmonary emboli, pressure sores and muscle deconditioning. Given that the ultimate goal of joint replacement surgery is increased mobility and quality of life and decreased pain and disability, it imperative that pain management in these patients is effective, individualized and manageable. The use of pain medication in the older adult has been associated with significant side effects; therefore pain in this population should be managed with multiple modalities. Measures that not only decrease pain but also increase a patient’s sense of control over pain will therefore enhance physical functioning, independence and ultimate quality of life. The purpose of this proposed study is to test a guided imagery intervention in the older veteran population who has undergone joint replacement surgery. The experimental, repeated measures design (N=50) will compare surgical blood loss, pain medication use, perceived pain and anxiety and ROM in two groups: the comparative group, who will receive music audiotapes; and the intervention group, who will receive guided imagery audiotapes. Three instruments will be used for the study: the Profile of Mood States short form, Pain Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the SF-12 health status instrument. Subjects in both groups also will keep a journal of their experiences recording frequency of audiotape use, VAS pain scale ratings and anecdotal feelings about the use of the tapes. It is hypothesized that subjects in the intervention group will report less pain, less anxiety, use less pain medication, have less blood loss in surgery and more degrees of flexion and extension in operative joints than subjects in the comparative group. AN: MN030369
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of Guided Imagery to Enhance Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Replacement Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158619-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of Guided Imagery to Enhance Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Replacement Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Antall, Gloria</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">FPB SON, 19601 South Woodland Road, Shaker Heights, OH, 44122,, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Denise Kresevic; Patricia A. Higgins</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Joint replacement surgery, a common treatment for severe arthritis, is often associated with significant pain. The management of post-operative pain following joint replacement surgery is critical for early mobilization to prevent complications such as pulmonary emboli, pressure sores and muscle deconditioning. Given that the ultimate goal of joint replacement surgery is increased mobility and quality of life and decreased pain and disability, it imperative that pain management in these patients is effective, individualized and manageable. The use of pain medication in the older adult has been associated with significant side effects; therefore pain in this population should be managed with multiple modalities. Measures that not only decrease pain but also increase a patient&rsquo;s sense of control over pain will therefore enhance physical functioning, independence and ultimate quality of life. The purpose of this proposed study is to test a guided imagery intervention in the older veteran population who has undergone joint replacement surgery. The experimental, repeated measures design (N=50) will compare surgical blood loss, pain medication use, perceived pain and anxiety and ROM in two groups: the comparative group, who will receive music audiotapes; and the intervention group, who will receive guided imagery audiotapes. Three instruments will be used for the study: the Profile of Mood States short form, Pain Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the SF-12 health status instrument. Subjects in both groups also will keep a journal of their experiences recording frequency of audiotape use, VAS pain scale ratings and anecdotal feelings about the use of the tapes. It is hypothesized that subjects in the intervention group will report less pain, less anxiety, use less pain medication, have less blood loss in surgery and more degrees of flexion and extension in operative joints than subjects in the comparative group. AN: MN030369 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:14:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:14:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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