Anxiety Differences Associated with Transtelephonic and Conventional Pacemaker Client Follow-Up Methods
Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Christine A. Heine
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Special Collections LD4331.N8R52
The purpose of this study was to explore if differences existed in state and trait anxiety between clients with cardiac pacemakers who were utilizing a transtelephonic or conventional method of health care follow-up. A convenience sample of 44 clients with cardiac pacemakers completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory developed by Spielberger, Gorsuch, and Lushene (1964) and a demographic inventory. Subjects were classified into two groups according to the method of follow-up: Group I (n=22) was the transtelephonic follow-up, and Group II (n=22) was the conventional follow-up. Data were analyzed using t-tests for independent samples. The results showed that there were significant differences in state and trait anxiety between groups. Subjects who were utilizing the transtelephonic follow-up method showed significantly lower state (p=0.031) and trait (p=0.25) anxiety than subjects who were utilizing the conventional follow-up method.
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Richman, Julieta A..
"Anxiety Differences Associated with Transtelephonic and Conventional Pacemaker Client Follow-Up Methods"
(1985). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Thesis, Nursing, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/pys4-fh65