Title

The impact of invasive procedure on the psychological, physical and emotional well-being of orthopedic patients

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Orthopedic Nursing

Abstract

This is a quantitative, descriptive, non-experimental type of study. The respondents were 30 orthopedic patients in De La Salle University Medical Center and Jose P. Rizal National Medical and Research Center selected using the purposive sampling or judgmental sampling. The study used a research questionnaire patterned after the Quality of Well-Being (QWB) Scale Instrument by Kaplan (1998). Data was analyzed through percentage distribution, mean, ANOVA via F-test and t-test. The researchers drew up the following conclusions: 1) Most of the respondents of the study were patients who belong to 20-39 years old bracket, male, reached secondary or high school level, married, Catholic and had a family income of less than P10,000 per month; 2) On the average, majority of the orthopedic patients have undergone open reduction internal fixation or ORIF; 3) The impact of invasive procedures on the psychological, physical and emotional well being of the orthopedic patients is generally agreeable. This means that the procedure gave the respondents a positive outlook in life and they were hopeful for a good recovery despite their present conditions. The impact of the invasive procedure on the psychological aspect of the patient's well being is not affected by their age, gender, religion, civil status, educational attainment, and socio-economic status. The physical and emotional aspect of the patients' well-being were not affected by age, gender, religion, educational attainment, and socio-economic status. However, it was found out that the civil status has an impact on their present conditions. Perception, values, life experiences, activities, the environment and manner on how they were raised may be key factors to the impact caused by the patients' civil status.

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