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Psychological aftermath after hysterectomi (Hysterektomi)

Date: 1.3.1990-31.12.1998
Code: K1627
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Arts (HF), Dept. of Psychology
Address: Nunnegatan 4, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 408
Fax +358-2-2154 833
E-mail Beatrice.Kvist@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Beatrice Kvist, forskare (1.3.1990-31.12.1998)
Researchers: Mårten Kvist (1.3.1990-31.12.1998)
Type of research: 2 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- applied research 100 %
Man months: Totally: 54 months
Partners: Bitr. prof.Pirkko Niemelä, psykologiska institutionen, Turun yliopisto; doc.Toivo Hirvonen, Turun yliopisto; prof.Risto Erkkola, Turun yliopisto
Keywords: livmoder, kirurgisk vård, reaktioner, kohtu, leikkaushoito, reaktiot, hysterektomi, psykologisk respons, kvinna, aversive surgical outcome, female, hysterectomy, psychological intervention,

Psychological aftermath after hysterectomy.Anxiety, depression, aggression and unrealistic expections in association with the outcome of the hysterectomy was investigated.Increased knowledge about the outcome decreases depression and a booklet provided both physiological and psychological knowledge about the surgery and its outcome was prepared.This intervention is aimed at decreasing aversive psychological aftermath after this kind of gynecological surgery.


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