The effect of combination of spiritual deep breathing exercise therapy on pain and anxiety in postoperative nonpatological orthopedic fracture patients
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1625-1631
  • Published Online: 29 Jun 2020
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Acute pain and anxiety at the severe level because of postoperative orthopedic fractures of nonpathological causes high analgesic demand in patients. It causes a high risk of side effects of drugs such as pruritus, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, dry mouth, weak feelings, visual disturbances, and so on. The side effects will lead to prolonged recovery time, delayed ambulation, and discharge planning. The purpose of this study was to explain the effect of a combination of spiritual deep breathing exercise therapy on pain and anxiety in postoperative orthopedic patients with nonpathological fractures. The design of this study was a quasi-experimental study design with a pre-post test control group design. The sample in this study were postoperative orthopedic patients with nonpathological fractures with a sample of 28 respondents. The sampling technique used purposive sampling. The variable in this study was spiritual deep breathing exercise therapy for pain and anxiety. The instrument used was a questionnaire. The results of the study were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test and the Mann-Whitney test. The results showed that there was an effect of a combination of deep breathing exercise spiritual therapy on pain levels (p=0.000) and anxiety levels (p=0.001) in post-operation nonpathological orthopedic fracture patients. Spiritual deep breathing exercise therapy has proven to be effective in reducing the level of pain and anxiety in postoperative orthopedic patients so that it can be recommended as a complementary therapy option in the management of postoperative pain that is cheap, easy, and safe.


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