Effectiveness of Different Interventions to Reduce Anxiety in Oncological Patients during PET/CT Studies: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

MartÍnez-Lorca Alberto, MartÍnez-Lorca Manuela, Armesilla Maria Dolores Cabañas
2021 International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis  
Objetive: The purpose of this investigation was to find the anxiety levels, physical data and subjetive perception and explore the relationship between demographic, clinical and cancer patients' variables, pre and post-procedure during a PET/CT scan. Patients and methods: The sample was distributed in five groups: 54 in one of the four experimental groups and 54 inthe control group (oral information, witten information, music, meditation induction). The study was conducted using an ad hoc
more » ... onnaire and the standardized State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Results: We found a significant effect on the level of postintervention subjective anxiety, controlling for the effect of pre-intervention anxiety levels. With respect to the effectiveness of music and meditation induction on the postintervention STAI state anxiety score we found significant differences between the intervention group and controls. Conclusion: Our work shows that music and meditation induction can be used as a relaxation and anxiolytic mechanism as an integral multimodal part in patients during the uptake phase before PET-CT studies.
doi:10.23937/2572-4037.1510056 fatcat:6fqwiiubhnaqze4h26wvqaxzsm