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Orthopaedic Nursing

October 2012, Volume 31 Number 5 , p 302 - 311

Authors

  • Herdís Sveinsdóttir
  • Hafdís Skúladóttir

Abstract

FINDINGS:Patients exhibited few symptoms of anxiety and depression. Significant associations between symptoms of anxiety and depression at the hospital with anxiety and depression at home, as well as between general postoperative symptoms and quality of sleep, were found. Postoperative anxiety was predicted by depression at the time of admission to the hospital. Postoperative depression was predicted by depression at the hospital and presence of pain at home. Most patients found that the operation was as successful as expected; 29.6% stated that they had recovered very well and 33.6% wanted more information about the time it takes to recover.

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