Impact on Postoperative Wellbeing in the Post-anaesthesia Care Anaesthesia (PACU) Via Consecutive Implementation of Personalized Musical Entertainment and a Variety of Beverages.

Overview

Postoperative disturbances for patients' well-being in the PACU after general or spinal anaesthesia will be assessed. Influence of the offer of beverages and music will be assessed regarding their wellbeing, satisfaction and pain.

Full Title of Study: “Impact on Postoperative Wellbeing in the PACU After General or Regional Anaesthesia Through Consecutive Implementation of Personalized Musical Entertainment and a Variety of Beverages. A Pre-post-post Analysis.”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Non-Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: February 28, 2020

Interventions

  • Device: Music via internet and noise canceling headphones
    • Optional music via internet and noise canceling headphones will be offered.
  • Other: Music and beverages
    • Additionally to the offered optional music via internet and noise canceling headphones, there will be beverages optionally offered (with and without sugar, warm or cold).

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • No Intervention: Regular Treatment
    • No intervention is planned for the first period. “Baseline” treatment assesment.
  • Experimental: Music
    • Optional music via internet and noise canceling headphones will be offered.
  • Experimental: Music and Beverages
    • Additionally to the offered optional music via internet and noise canceling headphones, there will be beverages optionally offered (with and without sugar, warm or cold).

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Postoperative Wellbeing
    • Time Frame: 1 day after surgery
    • Assessed with the post anaesthesiological questionnaire (ANP)

Secondary Measures

  • Pain assessment
    • Time Frame: approximately 2 hours after surgery
    • Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) in the postanaesthesia care unit
  • Administered pain medication
    • Time Frame: approximately 2 hours after surgery
    • Assessment of administered morphine equivalents
  • Postoperative complications in the postanaesthesia care unit
    • Time Frame: approximately 2 hours after surgery
    • Delirium, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, postoperative nausea and vomiting, aspiration

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • elective stationary adult patients capable and willing of filling out the questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria

  • participation in other studies about wellbeing influence
  • incapability of filling out the questionnaire
  • patients that do not wish to participate

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Medical University of Graz
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor

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