Korean J Adult Nurs.  2013 Apr;25(2):231-239.

The Effects of Video-audio Information Provision on Physical Discomfort, Anxiety, and Nursing Satisfaction of the Clients for Gastroscopy

  • 1Department of Nursing, Chungwoon University, Hongsung, Korea. kyedr@chungwoon.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.


This study was conducted to identify the effects of video-audio information provision on physical discomfort, anxiety and nursing satisfaction of the clients for gastroscopy.
The study design was nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. The subjects were 50 patients who visited H hospital health examination center for gastroscopy. Video-audio information developed by the authors was used as educational material for the treatment group. The data were collected between September 15 and November 15, 2010. The study instruments were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Physical Discomfort Scale, and the Nursing Satisfaction Scale.
The level of anxiety and physical discomfort in the treatment group were not significantly different from that in the comparison group (t=-0.28, p=.781; t=-0.34, p=.741). The level of clients' satisfaction with nursing care in the treatment group was significantly higher than in the comparison group (t=-4.12, p<.001).
Use of video-audio information was effective in the increase in satisfaction with care. Therefore, it could be useful in the nursing practice, and be utilized as a way of nursing intervention to improve nursing satisfaction.

MeSH Terms

Evaluation Studies as Topic
Nursing Care
Patient Satisfaction


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