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Title: A study of translation of measure and prevalence of pre-operative anxiety, and patients' preference of non-pharmaceutical pre-operative anxiety reduction intervention in Nigeria
Author: Dagona, Sabo S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7961 5496
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2018
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Background: Pre-operative anxiety remains a serious problem affecting surgical patients. The prevalence rate ranges between 60% to 80% percent among western surgical patients. Nothing is known about the prevalence of pre-operative anxiety among Nigerian Hausa speaking elective surgical patients. It is also not known what non-pharmaceutical pre-operative anxiety reduction interventions are preferable in reducing their anxiety before they undergo elective surgery. Participants: Thirty adult patients scheduled to undergo elective surgery in a tertiary health facility in north eastern Nigeria. Design/procedure: The study consists of three phases: Phase 1- translating and cross-cultural validation of Amsterdam Pre-operative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) into Nigerian Hausa Language. Phase 2- administering the translated scale to assess the prevalence of pre-operative anxiety among the study participants. Phase 3 - finding out which non-pharmaceutical pre-operative anxiety reduction interventions would the Hausa speaking elective surgical patients prefer in reducing their anxiety before they undergo elective surgery. Results: The translated Hausa and validated version of the scale (APAIS-H) has shown a good psychometric property with Cronbach's alpha of 0.82 for anxiety related to surgery subscale and 0.71 for information desire subscale respectively. The finding of phase 2 revealed that there is high prevalence of pre-operative anxiety among the Hausa speaking elective surgical patients. The patients' anxiety continues to increase in intensity as they approach their time of operation. Results of phase 3 shows that the Hausa speaking elective surgical patients have high preference for counselling services, information and education, video-film intervention and low preference for music therapy. Conclusion: There is high prevalence of pre-operative anxiety among the Hausa speaking elective surgical patients. It is therefore recommended that, before undergoing elective surgery, clinicians should assess the Hausa patients' pre-operative anxiety so as to provide them with their preferred pre-operative anxiety reduction interventions proportionate to their level of anxiety. The thesis argued that the translated and validated APAIS-H is be a good measure of assessment particularly of those Hausa patients who could not read and understand the English Language version of assessment tool.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Yobe State University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.774345  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Pre-operative ; Anxiety ; Elective ; Surgery ; Intervention ; Non-Pharmaceutical ; Translation ; Nigeria ; Patient preference
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