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Title: Interventions for the emotional and psychological aspects of having a medical procedure
Author: Reilly, Joanne
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 279X
Awarding Body: The University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2008
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Recent Department of Health publications have emphasised the desire to provide a more positive experience of the NHS healthcare system, with more choice in a patient-led NHS; improving the management of psychological aspects of a patient's experience is an important aspect to achieving this goal. With these aims in mind paper 1 reviews the published literature for the study of psychological and emotional factors relating to routine elective surgery in the U.K. The effectiveness of interventions is explored. The research methods and design are critically evaluated. Clinical implicationsExisting literature suggests that giving information about a medical procedure can, in some cases, reduce the anxiety experienced. The contribution of service-users to information provision has been largely neglected. With this in mind, paper 2 investigates service-users experience of a colonoscopy to develop an information leaflet, and evaluate its effect on anxiety in patients. No significant difference between the groups in terms of anxiety scores was found. The findings are discussed in terms of current theories in information provision, limitations of the study, clinical application and suggestions for future research. and future research ideas are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: D.Clin.Psych. Qualification Level: Doctoral
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