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Impact of complementary therapies via mobile technologies on Icelandic same day surgical patients’ reports of anxiety, pain and self-efficacy in healing

Impact of complementary therapies via mobile technologies on Icelandic same day surgical patients’ reports of anxiety, pain and self-efficacy in healing.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:1165. Hansen M.M. School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAT) are increasingly being utilized in conjunction with conventional medicine. Health Information Technology (HIT) and CAT are being scrutinized for evidence based health outcomes. The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to determine if the use of mobile technologies delivering CAT, specifically relaxation technique (RT), medical music intervention (MMI), nature landscape applications with (NLAM) and without music (NLAWM) compared with no intervention (control group) will assist in decreasing pre- and post-surgical patients’ anxiety and pain levels while increasing post-operative healing self-efficacy levels.

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