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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

A clinical study on psychological morbidity in patients with major abdominal surgeries

Author(s): Dr. TA Bharath, Dr. GM Badhusha Mohideen Ibrahim, Dr. R Baskaran, Dr. K Karthick Raja and Dr. Sachin Raj
Abstract: Background: This study focuses on common psychiatric problems that generally surface during post operative period of patients who have undergone major abdominal surgeries and reviews psychiatric issues specific to specialized surgical settings and patients.
Aims: To assess the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among post operative patients who have undergone abdominal surgeries.
Study design: Longitudinal prospective study was made on patients who underwent major abdominal surgeries from April 2021 to November 2021. Details of Socio demographic profile were assessed by a semi structured questionnaire A detailed Clinical examination and Mental Status Examination was carried out in the post operative period. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) by Overall was administered to screen for Psychiatric problems. ICD 10 Classificatory System was used to diagnose Psychiatric disorders Prevalence of Psychiatric morbidity in Post Operative state was calculated. Socio demographic variables were measured. Statistical analyses were done, data interpretation was done and study results were obtained.
Results: 131 patients who were qualified for the study during the period between April 2021 and December 2021 were observed for Psychiatric morbidity during their post operative period of their abdominal surgeries. The interview was carried out on the fifth day of their postoperative periods.
Conclusion: The service of the Consultation Liasion Psychiatry in General Hospital setting is invaluable and especially in surgical wards, it increases the Quality of care. Identification of factors precipitating Psychiatric morbidity would result in effective formulation of Intervention strategies.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. TA Bharath, Dr. GM Badhusha Mohideen Ibrahim, Dr. R Baskaran, Dr. K Karthick Raja, Dr. Sachin Raj. A clinical study on psychological morbidity in patients with major abdominal surgeries. Int J Surg Sci 2022;6(1):24-30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2022.v6.i1a.813
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