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The application of the Pre-operative Intrusive Thoughts Inventory (Crockett et al. 2007) in an elective hernia repair surgery population & clinical research portfolio

Iqbal, Salma (2008) The application of the Pre-operative Intrusive Thoughts Inventory (Crockett et al. 2007) in an elective hernia repair surgery population & clinical research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Researchers have indicated the need for consideration of emotional distress prior to surgery. Measures of pre-operative anxiety have been developed and include the Pre-operative Intrusive Thoughts Inventory (PITI). The aim of the present study is to evaluate the application of the PITI in a mid- to older-adult population awaiting elective hernia repair. A cross-sectional design was employed to examine whether anxiety, depression, previous surgical history and personality characteristics modified intrusive thoughts. Twenty-one participants were recruited and assessed in hospital before surgery. Measures of state anxiety, neuroticism, psychoticism and negative surgical history correlated with the PITI or its subscales. However, lower levels of pre-operative distress as assessed by the PITI were found in the present sample when compared to mean scores in the original study and reasons for these findings are proposed. Results indicate the importance of assessment of pre-operative functioning and the association of psychological and personality characteristics in responses to surgery.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Pre-operative intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, surgical history, neuroticism, extraversion and elective hernia repair
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Millar, Professor Keith
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Ms S Iqbal
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-463
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:18
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/463

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