Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 1
The Effect of Verbal Information On Prebronchoscopy Anxiety
Zeynep Kızılcık Özkan1,Ayşe Gökçe Işıklı2,Ümmü Yıldız Fındık1
1Trakya Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Cerrahi Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye
2Trakya Üniversitesi Sağlık Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Servisi, Edirne, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.247 Objectives: This case-control study aimed to determine the effect of verbal information on the anxiety of patients undergoing bronchoscopy.

Study Design: This study was carried out between February 2017 and February 2018 on 60 voluntary patients undergoing bronchoscopy. In data collection, "Patient Descriptive Form", "State-Trait Anxiety Scale" and "Patient Information Form" were used. In data analysis, independent samples t-test and chi-square tests were used.

Results: In the present study, the mean age of patients was 59.78 ± 10.72, 70% were male. There was not a statistical difference in the mean for the state and trait anxiety scores between case and control groups (p > 0.05).

Conclusion: The pre-procedural state and trait anxiety levels of the patients were found to be moderate. This study demonstrated that before the procedure, verbal informing to the patients alone was not effective in reducing the state and continuity of anxiety levels before bronchoscopy. Keywords : Bronchoscopy, anxiety, verbal information