Review Articles

Impact of Preoperative Educational Intervention on Postoperative Anxiety among Patients of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Surgery

Author: Muslim Shah

Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of preoperative education on postoperative anxiety among Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting patients. Methodology: Quasi experimental research design was used in the study. 30 patients were selected using convenient sampling technique. Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) was used to collect data. Results: A total of 30 participants were divided into two groups of 15 members, and each group was put into control and intervention category respectively. Mean anxiety score of the intervention group (11.93, SD 3.955) was lower than that of the control group (23.40, SD 6.674). Independent T-Test was applied to evaluate the effectiveness of education and was highly significance with a p-value of 0.0001. Thus the null hypothesis was rejected. Conclusion: Patient undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery experience postoperative anxiety. Preoperative education helps the patients in reduction of anxiety. Therefore, all patients should be given preoperative education.