Pain and anxiety in women who have abdominal hysterectomies: An experimental study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163483
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pain and anxiety in women who have abdominal hysterectomies: An experimental study
Author(s):
Vitale, Anne; O'Connor, Priscilla; Trim, George
Author Details:
Anne Vitale, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, Toms River, New Jersey, USA, email: avitale@sbhcs.com; Priscilla O'Connor; George Trim
Abstract:
Reiki is a holistic modality (an energy therapy, relaxation technique) that involves the use of hands for the intent to help or heal. Reiki energy healing includes the ideas of body, mind and spirit connection to restore the body's energy to a state of balance. There is growing consciousness in the United States of Reiki usefulness to reduce pain and anxiety, with little evidence of Reiki efficacy in hospitalized patients. The purpose of this research is to compare two different nursing methods (including Reiki) on anxiety and pain in elective, hospitalized, abdominal hysterectomy patients. The research question explores is there a difference in reports of pain and anxiety among the study sample. Rogerian theory (The Rogerian Science of Unitary Human Beings) which includes energy fields as the fundamental unit of an individual's environment, serves as the conceptual framework. Methodology includes an experimental approach with subjects recruited in the physician's office and randomly assigned to an experimental or control group. Experimental group patients will receive Reiki pre and postoperatively. Dependent variable datum collection includes pain assessment at 24, 48 and 72 hours post-operatively utilizing a Numeric Pain Rating Scale. Measuring of anxiety level will be done at day of discharge using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Methodology also includes other comprehensive patient demographic datum. Analysis of the demographic datum will include using frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. Dependent variable datum will be summarized using range, mean, standard deviation, and the difference among the mean scores will be compared using T-tests.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePain and anxiety in women who have abdominal hysterectomies: An experimental studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVitale, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Priscillaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrim, Georgeen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Vitale, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, Toms River, New Jersey, USA, email: avitale@sbhcs.com; Priscilla O'Connor; George Trimen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163483-
dc.description.abstractReiki is a holistic modality (an energy therapy, relaxation technique) that involves the use of hands for the intent to help or heal. Reiki energy healing includes the ideas of body, mind and spirit connection to restore the body's energy to a state of balance. There is growing consciousness in the United States of Reiki usefulness to reduce pain and anxiety, with little evidence of Reiki efficacy in hospitalized patients. The purpose of this research is to compare two different nursing methods (including Reiki) on anxiety and pain in elective, hospitalized, abdominal hysterectomy patients. The research question explores is there a difference in reports of pain and anxiety among the study sample. Rogerian theory (The Rogerian Science of Unitary Human Beings) which includes energy fields as the fundamental unit of an individual's environment, serves as the conceptual framework. Methodology includes an experimental approach with subjects recruited in the physician's office and randomly assigned to an experimental or control group. Experimental group patients will receive Reiki pre and postoperatively. Dependent variable datum collection includes pain assessment at 24, 48 and 72 hours post-operatively utilizing a Numeric Pain Rating Scale. Measuring of anxiety level will be done at day of discharge using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Methodology also includes other comprehensive patient demographic datum. Analysis of the demographic datum will include using frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. Dependent variable datum will be summarized using range, mean, standard deviation, and the difference among the mean scores will be compared using T-tests.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:08:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:08:21Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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