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Naseri-Salahshour V, Taher M, Karimy M, Abedi A, Fayazi N, Sajadi M et al . The effect of presence of family members on the anxiety level of candidates for esophagogastroduodenoscopy: A randomized controlled trial . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2019; 33 (1) :375-379
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4670-en.html
Pediatrics Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , sajadimahbobeh@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1574 Views)
Background: Anxiety and its control is a public health problem worldwide. This study was conducted to determine the effect of family members’ presence on the anxiety level of patients who were candidates for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
   Methods: This randomized controlled trial study was performed in Shahid Chamran hospital in city of Saveh in IR Iran. In this study, 96 patients who were candidates for EGD and met the inclusion criteria were assigned into control and intervention groups by simple random sampling method. The demographic questionnaire and Spiel Berger's State and Trait Anxiety Questionnaire (STAI) were used to measure anxiety.
   Results:  No significant difference was found between the 2 groups in the mean level of anxiety before intervention (p=0.13). After intervention, the level of anxiety decreased significantly in the intervention group (p=0.001). However, the mean level of anxiety was not significant in the control group after intervention (p=0.09).
   Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that the presence of family members during endoscopy may reduce the patient’s anxiety level, and thus it is recommended as a non-pharmaceutical, beneficial, and safe intervention.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing Education

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