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|Surgical stress: the role of psychological factors in the determination of stress: responses and recovery from surgery / Sue Pearson.
|Dept. of Psychology
|The aim of this thesis was to examine the impact of psychological factors on stress responses to, and recovery from, surgery. As part of the study patients were offered access to additional information in the form of an educational video. Conclusions drawn from the study are that there appear to be no additional benefits in terms of patient outcomes by allowing patients to choose whether or not they want additional information. However, exposure to the video had some significant positive outcomes for patients, inluding increasing their recall of knowledge about the procedure and decreasing sympathetic nervous system activity following the completion of the procedure.
|Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Psychology, 2003?
|Includes bibliography (leaves 171-202).
xii, 202 leaves : 30 cm.
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