DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20174457

Perceptions of Indian women on hysterectomy

Shuchi Jain, Shruti S. Pansare

Abstract


Background: Women who undergo hysterectomy face a multitude of physical and psychosocial problems. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of pre-operative education on post-operative psychosocial health.

Methods: It was an interventional research in 96 women who were randomly divided into two groups; one received pre-operative education about surgery and the other given routine preoperative advice. With the help of a questionnaire the perceptions of women on hysterectomy were assessed.

Results: Post-operation, 47 of the intervened patients and all the patients of control group were satisfied with the surgery, statistically insignificant; fisher's exact of 1. For 20 intervened patients and 6 patients of control group were very acceptable with the fact that the uterus was no longer present in the body post-surgery, statistically significant; fisher's exact of 0.001. 45 of the intervened group were not feeling depressed whereas 19 patients of the control group were feeling depressed, statistically significant; fisher's exact of 0.0005.

Conclusions: Thus, there was a positive impact of pre-operative education on perceptions about hysterectomy. Women who underwent hysterectomy after receiving preoperative education were content with the results of surgery. Resuscitation in preeclampsia. Acute fetal distress in labour or neonatal nursery admission could not be predicted.


Keywords


Hysterectomy, Perception, Preoperative education, Postoperative perception

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