Archives of Health Science and Research
Original Articles

Effect of Guided Reflection on Self-Care in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

1.

Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

2.

Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

3.

Department of EDC (Educational Development Center), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran

4.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

5.

Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

Arch Health Sci Res 2024; 11: 8-13
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2024.23081
Read: 105 Downloads: 97 Published: 20 February 2024

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of guided reflection on self-care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

Methods: This randomized clinical trial study was conducted on 94 eligible participants who underwent CABG with a convenience sampling technique in northern Iran. Participants were divided into guided reflection and control groups based on block randomization. In the intervention group, guided reflection steps were performed for participants. Participants selected were evaluated using a self-care questionnaire. Routine training was provided for the control group. Using a self-care questionnaire, data collection was done. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (i.e., independent t-test and chi-squared test) at a significance level of .05 by Statistical Package for the Social Sciences Statistics software.

Results: A comparison of the 2 groups showed no significant difference in the self-care of participants at the baseline (P=.24), but after the intervention, the mean self-care score in the guided reflection group compared to the control group showed a significant increase (P < .001).

Conclusion: It is recommended to perform the training based on the guided reflection method to improve the self-care behaviors in patients undergoing CABG. This kind of patient education, as a novel approach, significantly impacted self-care behavior improvement.

Cite this article as: Mousavi E, Ameri M, Heidari Gorji AM, Solmaz Talebi S, Mirhosseini S, Ebrahimi H. Effect of guided reflection on self care in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A randomized controlled trial. Arch Health Sci Res. 2024;11(1):8-13.

Files
EISSN 2687-4644