The effects of meditation on patients receiving cataract surgery
WANG Yu-juan;CHENG Fang;MA Jing;WANG Yong-hong;DUAN Xue-ying;
Objective To explore the effects of meditation on patients receiving cataract surgery. Methods A total of 88 patients receiving cataract surgery were selected and divided into the intervention group(n=44) and the control group(n=44) according to the admission order. The conventional preoperative visit was given to the control group while the intervention group received the meditation training on the day before the operation and 30 mins before the operation besides preoperative visit. The level of anxiety,blood pressure and heart rate,intra-operative cooperation,operation satisfaction and length of the operation were compared between groups. Results The level of anxiety on the day before operation had no statistical difference between groups(P0.05). When patients were in the operating room,the score of anxiety in the intervention group was lower than that in the control group(P0.05).The change of systolic pressure and heart rate during operation had no statistical difference between groups(P0.05).Intra-operative cooperation and operation satisfaction in theintervention group were higher than those in the control group(P0.05). The length of operation between groups had no statistical difference(P 0.05). Conclusion The meditation can help patients to relieve anxiety and reduce their stress response to surgery. It also can make them better cooperate during surgery and feel more satisfied with operation.