SESSION TITLE: Bronchoscopy and Interventional Procedures Posters
SESSION TYPE: Poster Presentations
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
PURPOSE: This study investigated the factors which effect the comfort of patients who had undergone diagnostic fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) and diagnostic endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) for the first time.
METHODS: Patients’ discomfort and willingness to return for repeat FOB and EBUS was assesed by a questionnaire and we used a visual analog scale to evaluate patients’ discomfort and anxiety levels.We recorded the demographics of the patients premedication, the anesthesia applied during the procedure, the experience of the operator, the insertion technique of the bronchoscope, bronchoscopic operations, the duration of the sessions and the anxiety levels of the patients before the session. Following the procedure by using a visual analog scale, patients were inquired for their anxiety levels and their willingness for subsequent sessions.
RESULTS: Increased examination time, high level of anxiety before the procedure, nasal insertion, increased number of sample collections were variables that significantly influenced discomfort. In addition we found that patients’ willingness to return for repeat FOB and EBUS increased as the level of dicomfort decreased.
CONCLUSIONS: The patient’s anxiety level should be determined through the use of a questionnaire before bronchoscopy and the bronchoscopists should adjust their management accordingly.
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: The patient’s anxiety level should be determined through the use of a questionnaire before bronchoscopy and the bronchoscopists should adjust their management accordingly.
DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Fatma Yildirim, Ahmet Yurdakul, Sevket Özkaya
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