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Symptoms of anxiety and depression in surgical patients at the hospital, 6 weeks and 6 months postsurgery : A questionnaire study

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dc.contributor Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Sveinsdóttir, Herdís
dc.contributor.author Zoëga, Sigríður
dc.contributor.author Ingadóttir, Brynja
dc.contributor.author Blöndal, Katrín
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-21T01:01:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-21T01:01:25Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-16
dc.identifier.citation Sveinsdóttir , H , Zoëga , S , Ingadóttir , B & Blöndal , K 2020 , ' Symptoms of anxiety and depression in surgical patients at the hospital, 6 weeks and 6 months postsurgery : A questionnaire study ' , Nursing Open , vol. 8 , no. 1 , pp. 210-223 . https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.620
dc.identifier.issn 2054-1058
dc.identifier.other PURE: 37181201
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 7b5addf6-e34c-4ae5-acdd-20bb428f6fe4
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85091010070
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.1002/nop2.620
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2765
dc.description The study was funded by the University of Iceland Science Fund, the Landspitali University Hospital Science Fund and the Icelandic Nurses Association Science Fund. Publisher Copyright: © 2020 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.description.abstract Aims: To describe prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression in surgical patients at three time points: at hospital postsurgery (T1), 6 weeks (T2) and 6 months (T3) postdischarge from hospital; and detect situations and experiences that predict symptoms of anxiety and depression at T2 and T3. Design: Prospective, explorative two-site follow-up study. Methods: Patients having selected surgeries from January–July 2016 were invited to participate. Final participation was 390 patients. Participation involved answering questionnaires, including the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). A stepwise multiple linear regression model was employed to calculate predictors of anxiety and depression. Results: The proportion of patients presenting with moderate-to-severe anxiety or depression ranged from 5.4%–20.2% at different times. Major predictors of anxiety at both times were not feeling rested upon awakening and higher scores on HADS-Anxiety at T1 and T2 and at T2 also experiencing more distressing postoperative symptoms. For depression, the major predictors were at both times higher scores on HADS-Depression at T2 and T3 and also at T2 not feeling rested upon awakening and at T3 reporting delayed or very delayed recovery. The four models explained from 43.9%–55.6% of the variance in symptoms of anxiety and depression. Our findings show that patients presenting with psychological distress at the hospital are in a vulnerable position. Also, that benefits of good sleep during the recovery should be emphasized during hospital stay.
dc.format.extent 14
dc.format.extent 210-223
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nursing Open; 8(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Kannanir
dc.subject Kvíði
dc.subject Skurðsjúklingar
dc.subject Eftirlit
dc.subject Þunglyndi
dc.subject Spurningalistar
dc.subject anxiety
dc.subject depression
dc.subject nursing
dc.subject perioperative care
dc.subject surgical patients
dc.subject Depression/diagnosis
dc.subject Prospective Studies
dc.subject Follow-Up Studies
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Patient Discharge
dc.subject Anxiety/diagnosis
dc.subject Hospitals
dc.subject Aftercare
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires
dc.subject Nursing (all)
dc.title Symptoms of anxiety and depression in surgical patients at the hospital, 6 weeks and 6 months postsurgery : A questionnaire study
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.pmid 33318829
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.620
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dc.contributor.department Faculty of Nursing
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Nursing


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