Audio Recording for Improved Surgical Outcome (ARISO)
Use of audio recordings (with suggestions and imagery for a better surgical outcome) studied in orthopedic patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Audio Recording for Improved Surgical Outcome|
- Post Op pain [ Time Frame: Day 1 to 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Blood Loss, Nausea, sleep [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Audio recording
Pt undergoing orthopedic surgery are randomized into 3 groups. These interventionals will be listening to CD recording just prior to and during orthopedic surgery. The 2nd group will be listening to a recording before and during surgery without any positive suggestions. The 3rd group will be receiving usual care. Prior to hospital discharge patients will fill out a questionaire assessing their perception of their surgery and hospital stay. Pt. charts will be reviewed for use of pain, sleep, anesthesia and nausea medication and for the number of units of blood transfused. Pt. outcomes will be asssessed with this data.