Effect of progressive muscle relaxation with analgesic on anxiety status and pain in surgical patients

Hasanpour-Dehkordi, A and Solati, K and Tali, S and Dayani, M (2019) Effect of progressive muscle relaxation with analgesic on anxiety status and pain in surgical patients. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 28 (3).

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30746976


INTRODUCTION:: surgery is a stressful experience for patients and most surgical patients have some degree of anxiety. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a relaxation technique in addition to narcotic analgesic on health promotion in surgical patients. METHODS:: in this clinical trial, 70 patients who were candidates for elective upper and lower gastrointestinal system surgery were selected. They were randomly divided into two groups: case (morphine 0.15 mg/kg daily in divided doses and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)) and control (morphine 0.15 mg/kg daily in divided doses). The intervention group (case group) performed PMR from 6 hours before surgery until 24 hours after surgery. Vital signs and anxiety were evaluated in the two groups after surgery. Data were analysed by t-test, analysis of variance, and chi-square test. RESULTS:: a statistically significant difference was seen in vital signs, pain and anxiety between the two groups. However, there was also a significant difference between them in terms of economic status and insurance coverage, which could have had an effect on stress and anxiety. CONCLUSION:: PMR could increase the pain threshold, stress and anxiety tolerance and adaptation level in surgical patients. Therefore, using this technique could be an appropriate way to reduce analgesic drug consumption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Analgesic, Pain, Psychological status, Relaxation
Subjects: WA Public Health
WB Practice of Medicine
WL Nervous system
WO Surgery
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email nazari@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2019 05:44
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 09:37
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7548

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