Efficacy of Guided Imagery for Postoperative Symptoms, Sleep Quality, Anxiety, and Satisfaction Regarding Nursing Care: A Randomized Controlled Study.
J Perianesth Nurs. 2019 Jul 19. Epub 2019 Jul 19. PMID: 31331803
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of perioperatively applied guided imagery on nausea, satisfaction, and anxiety.
DESIGN: This is a prospective randomized controlled study.
METHODS: In addition to standard treatment and nursing care, guided imagery was applied to the intervention group once in the preoperative period, once on the first day of postoperative period, twice in the second and third days, for six times in total. Only standard treatment and nursing care were given to the patients of the control group.
FINDINGS: Anxiety and intensity of pain were significantly higher in the control group than the intervention group, and the level of satisfaction and sleep quality were lower in the control group than the intervention group.
CONCLUSIONS: Results support that guided imagery can be useful in improving perianesthetic symptoms and can be a part of nursing care.