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Effect of pre-operative 2-D animation information on peri-operative anxiety and knowledge retention in patients undergoing bowel surgery: A randomised pilot study.
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PMID:  23350660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The use of multi-media information provided pre-operatively can potentially reduce anxiety in patients and improve the hospital experience. However the use of 2-D animation (cartoon) to provide information to patients undergoing colorectal surgery has not been investigated. The stufy investigated the effect of pre-operative 2-D information on anxiety and knowledge retention in patients undergoing bowel surgery. METHOD: Patients were randomised to one of two groups; the video group watched a 13-minute cartoon animation whereas the non-video group did not. Anxiety levels were measured at the pre-admission clinic, post-video, on the day of admission for surgery within 24-hour post surgery and before discharge using the Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory and visual analogue scale. Both groups completed a knowledge retention questionnaire and the video group completed a feedback questionnaire about the animation. RESULTS: Thirty-one patients (16 video, 15 non-video) participated in the study. There was no significant difference in baseline anxiety score between two groups. An immediate reduction (p=0.03) in anxiety score was observed in the video group after watching the video compared to baseline. There was a significant reduction in anxiety score in the video group at discharge compared to the non-video group (p=0.03). No significant difference in knowledge retention between two groups. Eighty-eight percent of patients who watched the video found it beneficial. CONCLUSION: 2-D animation is an effective medium to deliver information for patients undergoing bowel surgery and can potentially reduce anxiety related to surgery and improve hospital experience. © 2013 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2013 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
S Tou; W Tou; D Mah; A Karatassas; P Hewett
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-1318     ISO Abbreviation:  Colorectal Dis     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883611     Medline TA:  Colorectal Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2013 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Royal Derby Hospital, Utoxetter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK.
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