The effect of an integrated education model on anxiety and uncertainty in patients undergoing cervical disc herniation surgery

Mei Fang Chuang, Heng Hsin Tung, Daniel L. Clinciu, Jing Shan Huang, Iqbal Usman, Chih Ju Chang, I. Chang Su, Fu Chih Lai, Yu Chuan Li

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Background: Educating patients about receiving surgical procedures is becoming an important issue, as it can reduce anxiety and uncertainty while helping to hasten decisions for undergoing time sensitive surgeries. We evaluated a new integrated education model for patients undergoing cervical disc herniation surgery using a quasi-experimental design. Methods: The participants were grouped into either the new integrated educational model (n = 32) or the standard group (n = 32) on the basis of their ward numbers assigned at admission. Anxiety, uncertainty, and patient satisfaction were measured before (pre-test) and after the educational intervention (post-test-1) and post-surgery (post-test-2) to assess the effectiveness of the model in this intervention. Results: We found that the generalized estimating equation modeling demonstrated this new integrated education model was more effective than the conventional model in reducing patients' anxiety and uncertainty (p < 0.05). Patients were also more satisfied with our newly developed model as it takes a more holistic approach to individual health. Conclusion: This novel systemic educational model enhances patient's understanding of the medical condition and surgery while promoting patient-caregiver interaction for optimal patient health outcomes. We present a comprehensive and consistent platform for educational purposes in patients undergoing surgery as well as reducing the psychological burden from anxiety and uncertainty. Integrating medicine, nursing, and new technologies into an e-practice and e-learning platform offers the potential of easier understanding and usage. It could revolutionize patient education in the future.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)17-23
頁數7
期刊Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
133
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Health Informatics

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