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Comparison of preparedness after preadmission telephone screening or clinic assessment in patients undergoing endoscopic surgery by day surgery procedure: A pilot study

Richardson-Tench, Marilyn, Rabach, Jennifer, Kerr, Debra, Adams, W and Brown, S (2012) Comparison of preparedness after preadmission telephone screening or clinic assessment in patients undergoing endoscopic surgery by day surgery procedure: A pilot study. Ambulatory Surgery , 17 (4). pp. 74-78. ISSN 0966-6532

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Abstract

Aim: To compare the effectiveness of preadmission telephone screening versus clinic assessment for preparedness of patients undergoing endoscopy during day surgery procedure. Method: Data was collected from participants by completion of an explicit questionnaire. Results: Forty-nine patients participated. No differences were observed in preparedness for surgery in patients who are assessed by telephone screening or clinic assessment in the pre-operative period. Conclusion: In general telephone screening and clinic assessment of patients ensured preparedness for surgery. Future research might demonstrate a difference with a larger study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: day surgery, patient preparedness, patient anxiety
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
FOR Classification > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2013 23:40
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 00:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21589
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