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Research Study

The nurses in the Preadmission Evaluation Department are conducting a study to determine if the addition of a video depicting a patients’ daystay surgical experience will have an effect on anxiety levels. Your participation is voluntary, if you choose not to view the video you may withdraw at any time without adverse affects.  If you are interested in participating in this study, please read the patient information sheet.

We are asking that you speak with a preadmission nurse within 24 hours (413-794-1944) of viewing the video to complete the following:

  • standard health questionnaire
  • medication reconciliation
  • preoperative education


The nurses want to know how you felt after viewing the video. Keep in mind, we will be asking you how anxious you are about your surgery using the scale of 0 (not anxious at all) to 10 (extremely anxious).


Our goal is to decrease anxiety levels for patients scheduled for daystay surgery for the first time.

Thank you so much for your input.


Watch the video below that depicts a patients’ daystay surgical experience.



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