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The influence of preference for information on preoperative stress and coping in surgical outpatients

Authors
Journal
Applied Nursing Research
0897-1897
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0897-1897(05)80093-x
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine how differences in preference for information may influence stress and coping in patients undergoing outpatient surgery. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 69 subjects undergoing outpatient surgery for the first time. Subjects who had a high preference for information were found to have significantly lower levels of preoperative stress than subjects who had low preference for information; however, preference for information did not have an influence on the percentage of problem-focused coping strategies used by these subjects.

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