Volume : VIII, Issue : VI, June - 2019

The Effect Of Direct Eye Contact On Preoperative Surgical Patients And Counseling Intervention On Postoperative Anxiety, Depression And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Sagayaraj K, N Sivarajan

Abstract :

To the study the effect of direct eye contact counseling method on pre-operative surgical patients and counseling intervention along with the medical follow-up of post-operative surgical patients. Methodology : 60 pre-operative surgical patients who had been identify with major or minor need of surgical assistance were consulted by two different method such as ( 30 patients with direct eye contact consultation) and (30 patients with non-direct eye contact consultation) and assessed by Peer assessment of outpatient consultation Rating Scale (2007) by Keely et al 1. Followed by the consulting session we compared the willingness and acceptance of surgical procedure by the number of participants and found that the direct eye contact method is more effective than non-direct eye contact. During the surgical treatment follow-up, we have categorized 30 patients in to two groups such as Group A - Control group: 15 patients who have undergone medical treatment alone and Group B - Experimental group: 15 patients who have undergone medical treatment and counseling intervention. Both groups were assessed by using Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (1959) 2, Beck‘s Depression Inventory (1996) 3 and PTSD Check List Civilian Version (PCL-C) (1994) 4. Result: The findings indicate that the direct eye contact consultation method is more effective than non-direct eye contact consultation. The post-operative surgical patients treated with counseling intervention along with the medical treatment found to be less subjected to anxiety, depression and Posttraumatic stress disorder. Implications: The results obtained from this study can be helpful in designing better counseling technique for the post-operative surgical patients to reduce their anxiety and depression level.

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THE EFFECT OF DIRECT EYE CONTACT ON PREOPERATIVE SURGICAL PATIENTS AND COUNSELING INTERVENTION ON POSTOPERATIVE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, Sagayaraj K, N Sivarajan GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-8 | Issue-6 | June-2019


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