Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2019, Page: 28-32
Empathy Reduces the Recurrence Rate of Venipuncture-induced Syncope
Liu Donglan, Outpatient Clinic of Internal Medicine Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Zhang Guojuan, Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Deng Jinmei, Outpatient Clinic of Internal Medicine Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Received: Jun. 10, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 19, 2019;       Published: Aug. 5, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20190803.12      View  21      Downloads  5
Abstract
Objective: To demonstrate the effect of empathy on reducing the recurrence rate of venipuncture-induced syncope among patients with a history of fainting. Methods: A total of 300 patients with a history of fainting at the sight of blood or a needle who visited our outpatient department for blood draws during December 2013 and December 2018 participated in this study and were randomly divided into a control group (98 cases of mild syncope and 52 of severe syncope) and an experimental group (95 cases of mild syncope and 55 of severe syncope). The control group followed the traditional procedure for drawing blood; in addition to the traditional procedure, a psychological nursing intervention was applied to the experimental group. Results: The experimental group had a recurrence rate significantly lower than the control group (6.7% vs 37.3%, P = 0.001); particularly, there was a statistically significant difference between the recurrence rates of the mild-syncope subgroups (0.1% vs 12.2%, P = 0.02). In terms of severe syncope, the patients in the experimental group showed a lower recurrence risk compared to those in the control group (16.4% vs 84%, P = 0.0001), and the difference has statistical significance. Conclusion: Empathy is an effective psychological nursing intervention against the recurrence rate of venipuncture-induced syncope among patients with a history of fainting.
Keywords
Empathy, Venipuncture-induced Syncope, Venous Blood Draw
To cite this article
Liu Donglan, Zhang Guojuan, Deng Jinmei, Empathy Reduces the Recurrence Rate of Venipuncture-induced Syncope, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019, pp. 28-32. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20190803.12
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