Preoperative anxiety can increase stress and cause complications for patients who have upcoming surgery. This project evaluated the effectiveness of an educational intervention of a 4-minute video and opportunity to ask questions after had on the patient’s preoperative anxiety levels prior to radical cystectomy with ileal conduit creation surgery. This project had a small sample size of 5 but found that the educational intervention did create a significant decrease in the average anxiety score reported by the patients scheduled for radical cystectomy with ileal conduit creation surgery (p=0.018). It is unclear whether the intervention itself or the extra time spent with the patient for answering questions and discussion was the reason for the decrease in anxiety.
Keywords: anxiety, preoperative anxiety, cystectomy, bladder cancer, education intervention, visual anxiety scale.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Level of Degree
Sharon Schaaf DNP PhD
Hendle, Lisa D.. "Evaluation of an Educational Intervention for Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy." (2023). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dnp/44