Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 330--336

The effect of electronical film on the anxiety of patients candidate for lumbar disc surgery


Mohamadreza Abdi1, Zahra Ghazavi2, Saied Abrishamkar3 
1 Psychiatric Department, Nursing and Midwifery School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Faculty Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Zahra Ghazavi
Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Background: This study aimed at investigating the effect of showing surgery educational documentary film on the anxiety of patients candidate for lumbar disc surgery. Materials and Methods: This study, as a randomized clinical trial, was conducted in 2018 on 60 patients undergoing lumbar disc surgery, Iran. The patients were divided into two groups of intervention and control (N = 30). An educational film was shown to the patients of the intervention group for 20 min and the control group was provided with the ward's routine trainings. All patients completed demographic characteristics questionnaire and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (SSTAI) on the admission day, 1 day before the surgery, and 2 h before the surgery. SSTAI was recompleted by the patients. Data analysis was performed using independent t-test, Chi-square, Mann–Whitney test, and paired t-test. Results: Before the intervention, the mean score of the state (obvious) and trait (hidden) anxieties was not significantly different between the two groups, but after the intervention, the mean [standard deviation (SD)] score of the state anxiety in the intervention group was significantly lower than that of the control group [mean (SD) = 40.78 (10.34) vs. 47.45 (10.33), F10,33= 58,p= 0.01]. In addition, after the intervention, the mean (SD) anxiety score of the patients in the intervention group was significantly lower than that of the control group [mean (SD) = 38.65 (11.01) vs. 44.71 (10.34), F10,34= 58, p= 0.03). Conclusions: The results showed that educational film reduces the patients' level of anxiety before the surgery. As such, it is recommended that these trainings be included in preoperative nursing practices.


How to cite this article:
Abdi M, Ghazavi Z, Abrishamkar S. The effect of electronical film on the anxiety of patients candidate for lumbar disc surgery.Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2019;24:330-336


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Abdi M, Ghazavi Z, Abrishamkar S. The effect of electronical film on the anxiety of patients candidate for lumbar disc surgery. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 23 ];24:330-336
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