Effect of Digital Storytelling on Anxiety in Patients Who Are Candidates for Open-Heart Surgery

Moghimian, M and Akbari M, Moghaddasi, J and Niknajad, R (2019) Effect of Digital Storytelling on Anxiety in Patients Who Are Candidates for Open-Heart Surgery. J Cardiovasc Nurs.

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30921171


BACKGROUND: Open-heart surgery in persons with cardiovascular disease is associated with high levels of anxiety. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the effect of digital storytelling on anxiety in patients who were candidates for open-heart surgery. METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study, 80 patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The intervention group received routine training and digital storytelling. In each group, anxiety was measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory anxiety scale before surgery and 5 days after surgery. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software V18. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the anxiety of both groups during the 2 days before the surgery (P = .40). After the surgery, the mean of anxiety scores in the intervention group was lower than that of the control group (P < .001). CONCLUSIONS: Digital storytelling is an effective method to reduce anxiety in patients who are candidates for open-heart surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital storytelling, anxiety , open-heart surgery
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
WM Psychiatry
WO Surgery
WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email nazari@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2019 09:51
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 06:25
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7618

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