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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2002 Sep;8(3):380-388. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2002.8.3.380
Chung ES , Jang SJ , Hwang SK .
Department of Nursing College of Medicine Pusan National University, Korea.
Dongah National University Hospital, Korea.
Research Institute of Nursing Science, Pusan National University, Korea.
Abstract

The purpose of this Quasi-experimental design was to assess the effects of a hysterectomy on women's emotional response and ultimately, to develop a nursing protocol recommending nursing education for women undergoing a hysterectomy. The subjects at D university hospital receiving a hysterectomy,( for benign gynecological disease) were invited to participate in the study. Subjects who agreed to participate were allocated into control or experimental groups. Each group consisted of 30 women. The subjects emotional adaptation was surveyed through mood questionnaires. The data were analyzed using SAS program. The findings of the study are as follows: In the post test, the "experimental group" reported higher emotional adaptation than the "control group". Between pre and post testing, the "experimental group" showed significant improvement in emotional response; the "control group" did not. In conclusion, allocating nursing information to women both before and after undergoing a hysterectomy was confirmed as an effective nursing intervention for promoting women's emotional adaptation. Therefore, we propose a nursing protocol should be adapted recommending nursing education for women undergoing a hysterectomy.

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