Social support in the post-abortion recovery room: evidence from patients, support persons and nurses in a Vancouver clinic.


BACKGROUND:The benefits of social support in post-surgical recovery are well documented; social support decreases preoperative stress and postoperative recovery time. However, a paucity of studies have examined the effect of social support in the context of pregnancy termination. This study is the first to examine the effect of postoperative accompaniment from the patient, support person and nurses' perspective. STUDY DESIGN:This study was carried out in two phases. In Phase I, no accompaniment was allowed in the post-anesthesia recovery room (PAR); in Phase II, accompaniment was permitted. All participants completed pre- and postoperative questionnaires. RESULTS:The perception of accompaniment was overwhelmingly positive in patients and support people. Patients in Phase II demonstrated a high (over 95%) acceptance of accompaniment in the recovery room. It was found that 96.8% reported they would choose to be accompanied in the recovery room again if they had to have another abortion. Support persons felt very strongly that their presence was helpful to the patient. The decrease in pre- to postoperative anxiety levels was significantly greater in those women who were accompanied. However, overall, nurses demonstrated a negative attitude towards accompaniment in the recovery room. CONCLUSION:In summary, the presence of a support person in the PAR was perceived in a positive manner by patients and support people. However, the reasoning behind the negative opinion of nurses requires further study before PAR accompaniment can be considered a possibility in the context of pregnancy termination.






Veiga MB,Lam M,Gemeinhardt C,Houlihan E,Fitzsimmons BP,Hodgson ZG




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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kapp N,Eckersberger E,Lavelanet A,Rodriguez MI

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    authors: Hovanessian-Larsen L,Taylor D,Hawes D,Spicer DV,Press MF,Wu AH,Pike MC,Pearce CL

    更新日期:2012-09-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验



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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Fraser IS

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


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    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Pasquale SA,Knuppel RA,Owens AG,Bachmann GA

    更新日期:1994-08-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


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    更新日期:1999-01-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2002-01-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

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    authors: Shahani SM,Kulkarni PP,Patel KL

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    authors: Farrokh-Eslamlou H,Oshnouei S,Alinejad V

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    authors: Mitchel MJ,Thistle P

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:1996-05-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lawton BA,Rose SB,Shepherd J

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhen QS,Ye X,Wei ZJ

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    更新日期:2003-01-01 00:00:00

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    authors: Perry AE,Basu Serna T

    更新日期:2020-05-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Kilic S,Yuksel B,Doganay M,Bardakci H,Akinsu F,Uzunlar O,Mollamahutoglu L

    更新日期:2009-08-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2020-10-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xiao BL,Zhou LY,Zhang XL,Jia MC,Luukkainen T,Allonen H

    更新日期:1990-04-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of orally and vaginally administered misoprostol on inflammatory mediators and cervical ripening during early pregnancy.

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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    更新日期:2005-07-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Halpern V,Rountree W,Raymond EG,Law M

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00