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Inventi Impact - Advanced Nursing

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  • Inventi:han/79/14
    ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF ANXIETY, FEAR AND IN-HOSPITAL SOCIAL SUPPORT BY NURSES FOR CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING PATIENTS ON THE DAY, BEFORE AND TWO DAYS AFTER SURGERY AT SELECTED HOSPITALS IN MANGALORE
    Asha T Mathai, Larissa Martha Sams

    Majority of the patients experience varying degrees of fear and anxiety when hospitalized before CABG. The research was carried out to ascertain the amount of in-hospital social support received by CABG patients and the impact of this support on their feelings of fear and anxiety. A descriptive comparative approach was used to assess the level of anxiety, fear and inhospital social support by nurses among 75 CABG patients in selected hospitals at Mangalore. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect the sample for study. The data was collected by using rating scales. Majority (82.6%) of the sample had moderate anxiety, fear on the day of admission (94.6%) and before surgery (85.3%), whereas majority of the sample (90.6%) reported normal after two days of surgery. All subjects got moderate in-hospital social support on the day of admission and majority of the patients got high support before surgery (93.3%) and all subjects got higher support two days after surgery also the correlation with the level of anxiety, fear and in-hospital social support from nurses among CABG showed that before surgery and two days after surgery, there was a negative correlation between anxiety and in-hospital social support, fear and in-hospital social support (r73 = 0.232). The study also found that there was a significant relationship between demographic variables and clinical factors with the level of anxiety, fear and in-hospital social support. The findings of the study concluded that when the amount of in-hospital social support was high, patients experienced lower levels of fear and anxiety.

    How to Cite this Article
    Cite this article as: Asha T Mathai, Larissa Martha Sams. Assessment of the Level of Anxiety, Fear and In-hospital Social Support by Nurses for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patients on the Day, Before and Two Days after Surgery at Selected Hospitals in Mangalore. Inventi Impact: Advanced Nursing, 2014(4):188-193, 2014.
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