An Experimental study: Effectiveness of Nursing protocol on postoperative outcome among patients undergoing major Visceral Surgeries in a Selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Delhi

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Mini Mathai
C. Susila

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Introduction : Surgery is almost always viewed as a life crisis and evokes anxiety and fear . In line with the growing
number of surgical procedures being performed worldwide, postoperative complications are also increasing,
proportionately increasing mortality, impairing patients’ postoperative outcome, lengthening intensive care and
total hospital stay. Preoperative assessment and care is extremely important prior to any invasive procedure
including minor and major surgical procedures. Physical and psychological preparation tends to improve surgical
outcomes. Preoperative teaching provides with pertinent information concerning the surgical process and the
intended surgical procedure as well as anticipated patient behavior (anxiety, fear), expected sensation, and the
probable outcomes. The experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of nursing protocol on
postoperative outcome among patients undergoing major visceral surgeries in a selected tertiary care hospital. The
objectives of the study were to assess the post operative outcome of patients undergoing major visceral surgeries
in the study and control group, to determine the effectiveness of nursing protocol on postoperative outcome
among patients undergoing major visceral surgeries and to associate the post operative outcome with the socio
demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: An experimental, post-test only design was used to conduct the study at tertiary care
hospital in Delhi. The intervention was carried out in the pre-operative surgical wards of the tertiary care hospital
and post-operative data was collected in the inpatient surgical unit. 63 samples in the experimental group and
63 samples in the control group were selected by simple random sampling technique. The study revealed that
there was a significant difference in the pain scores on the seventh day after surgery and on the patient satisfaction
related to preoperative education and intraoperative care.

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An Experimental study: Effectiveness of Nursing protocol on postoperative outcome among patients undergoing major Visceral Surgeries in a Selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Delhi. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(3), 37-43. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i3.19570
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Mini Mathai

PhD Scholar, Department of Medical surgical Nursing, Bareilly International University, Bareilly

C. Susila

M.Sc. (N)., Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A, Principal, Billroth College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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An Experimental study: Effectiveness of Nursing protocol on postoperative outcome among patients undergoing major Visceral Surgeries in a Selected Tertiary Care Hospital at Delhi. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(3), 37-43. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i3.19570