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Examining the impact of nurse notification by phone (telenursing) on anxiety level of hospitalized patient’s family in intensive care unit
A Imani *, A Dabirian, Z Safavibiat, A Payandeh
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Introduction: Hospitalization in the Closed doors intensive care unit actually separate patients from family and due to anxiety among their family. Telephone connection looks restrictions on time and place and decreased the separation between family and patient. This study aim to assess the impact of telephone notification by nurse on anxiety level of family in intensive care unit of Imam Hospital of Ilam province. Method: This before-after semi-empirical study conductedamong the family of hospitalized patientsin intensive care unit of Imam Hospital in Ilam province. 35 members selected through non-probability sampling method. Data was collectedthrough self-reporting by the anxiety and socio demographics questionnaire before the intervention and after of each phone call for three days. Content validity and reliability of the questionnaire were provided. Cronbach Alfa and intra-class correlation coefficient were 0.96 and 0.85 respectively. Results: According to Wilcoxon test our findings showedthe significant differencesof level of anxiety among subjects before and after calling for every days. There were significant differences among them by gender and marital status (P<0.001). Conclusion: According to results, it is recommended that this technology placed in realm of care-education for nurses.
Keywords: Phone notification, patients’ family anxiety, Intensive care unit
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2015/01/7
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Imani A, Dabirian A, Safavibiat Z, Payandeh A. Examining the impact of nurse notification by phone (telenursing) on anxiety level of hospitalized patient’s family in intensive care unit. IJNR. 2015; 9 (4) :22-28
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