New study reveals a direct link between your mood and the success rate of surgery!
A recent study throws light on the link between mood and the success rate of surgery. As per a study that has been presented in the annual meeting of Radiology Society of North America, a patient’s mood may decide how smoothly surgery happens. Patients who are excessively anxious or stressed about the surgery may not have a smooth surgery. On the contrary, patients who are calm and stable have better surgeries.
1 Who Were Included in the Study?
The researchers studied 230 cases of surgeries that comprised of 110 male patients and 120 female patients of the average age of 55 years. These were patients who underwent different surgery procedures like kidney and vascular interventions. These were image guided interventional radiology procedures.
2 How The Study Was Conducted?
The researchers used a questionnaire referred to as the‘Positive Affect Negative Affect Schedule’ (PANAS) to gauge the mood of the patients being tested. The patients were told to rate on a five point rating scale the positive feelings they were getting, like being in control, positive, determined and alert. They were also asked to rate their negative emotions like guilt, fear and anxiety on the same scale.
The researchers then grouped the patients based on the high and low scores in negative and positive effects on mood to find whether there was a correlation between mood and success rate of surgery.
The doctors then tried to find a link between these groups and the problems that occurred during the surgery procedures. The negative impacts during surgery that were taken into account were prolonged lack of oxygen, low or high blood pressure,and very slow heart rate of post operation bleeding.