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dc.contributor.authorAkins, Taylor
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-12T13:34:22Z
dc.date.available2019-06-12T13:34:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/79685
dc.descriptionUB SON, DNP Research Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this project is to determine if guided relaxation affects pain intensity and anxiety rating in patients undergoing total knee replacement. Background: Approximately 80% of patients with post-operative pain do not receive adequate pain management. Opioids are the mainstays of treatment for acute pain. Many of these surgical patients have prolonged opioid use that has led to the development of chronic pain. A promising approach to manage pain is the use of non-pharmacologic modalities such as guided relaxation. Theoretical Framework: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory was used to guide this study. Methods: Randomized control trial with 2 groups; the intervention group, and the control group. The intervention group listens to the guided relaxation tape daily, while the control group receives normal care. Data analysis included independent t-tests to assess for baseline differences, and paired t-tests to compare the two groups pre and post intervention. A p-value of <0.05 was statistically significant. Results: The paired t-test showed that anxiety and pain decreased in the intervention group. The results were statistically significant with anxiety (p= .014) and pain intensity (p= .029). The control group did not show significant decreases in pain (p=.93) or anxiety (p= .14). Conclusion: Promising preliminary results show that guided relaxation techniques can help decrease both pain intensity and anxiety rating in knee replacement patients post-operatively.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity at Buffalo, School of Nursingen_US
dc.subjectnon-pharmacologicen_US
dc.subjectguided relaxationen_US
dc.subjectpain managementen_US
dc.subjectanxietyen_US
dc.subjectpost-operativelyen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Guided Relaxation on Anxiety and Pain Intensity in Patients with Total Knee Replacementen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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