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"The narrative nursing model can remarkably improve the nursing effect, alleviate the anxiety, and provide a more quality nursing for tumor patients with PICC under chemotherapy" Xu et al (2021).

Chemotherapy PICC and patient anxiety

Abstract:

Objective: To explore the nursing effect of the narrative nursing model on tumor patients with PICC under chemotherapy and the impact on patients’ anxiety.

Methods: 200 tumor patients with PICC under chemotherapy treated in our hospital from March 2019 to March 2021 were randomly selected and divided into the control group (routine nursing) and the experimental group (narrative nursing) by the draw method, with 100 cases each. All patients were investigated with the General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale, and their anxiety scores were over 5 points. The GAD-7 anxiety scores, satisfaction scores, Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) scores, Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) scores, quality of life (QLI) scores, and Mental Status Scale in Non-Psychiatric Settings (MSSNS) scores before intubation (T0), 1 d after intubation (T1), 3 d after intubation (T2), and after extubation (T3) of patients in both groups were compared. The adverse reaction rate (ARR) during placement was assessed in both groups, and the effectiveness of patient care was evaluated after extubation.

Results: Compared with the control group, the experimental group obtained significantly higher satisfaction scores and QLI scores at T0, T1, T2, and T3 and lower GAD-7 anxiety scores, SAS scores, SDS scores, and MSSNS scores at T0, T1, T2, and T3, which were statistically significant (P < 0.05). The experimental group had a significantly higher efficiency of care than the control group and a significantly lower ARR during treatment (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: The narrative nursing model can remarkably improve the nursing effect, alleviate the anxiety, and provide a more quality nursing for tumor patients with PICC under chemotherapy.


Reference:

Xu H, Yang W, Liu Y, Mu X, Liu Y, Hu H. Analysis of Nursing Effect and Impact of Narrative Nursing Model on Anxiety of Tumor Patients with PICC under Chemotherapy. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Oct 11;2021:3698845. doi: 10.1155/2021/3698845. PMID: 34671405; PMCID: PMC8523226.