Reducing Preoperative Anxiety in Patients Scheduled for Knee Replacement Surgery: A Preventive Controlled and Randomized Clinical Trial of Nursing health management

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Majed Abdullah Alanazi, Humaidi Ali Alanazi, Ahmed Helail Aldhafeeri, Qaisum Awdah Alenazi, Fahad Dakel Alharbi, Faleh Awad Alharbi

Keywords

anxiety; knee replacement; control groups; motivational interviewing; orthopedics; perioperative nursing.

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a nursing intervention utilizing motivational interviewing techniques in reducing preoperative anxiety among patients scheduled for knee replacement surgery.
Methods: This was a randomized controlled trial conducted on a sample of 56 patients scheduled for knee replacement surgery . Patients were randomly assigned to either an intervention group (n=28) or a control group (n=28). The Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale,comprising six questions with scores ranging from 5 to 30, was administered before and after the
intervention. The nursing intervention consisted of three 40-minute sessions of motivational interviewing conducted over six weeks prior to the surgical procedure, while the control group received standard education provided by the healthcare institution.

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