Positive influence on the perioperative well-being of patients through the preoperative administration of open-label placebos
In the approved clinical project, the perioperative well-being of patients will be positively influenced by open-label placebo administration before an upcoming surgery. Additionally, it will be investigated whether these effects can be enhanced by observational learning. As target parameters, effects on anxiety and well-being as well as the postoperative experience, especially postoperative pain and its effects, will be analyzed. This prospective, randomized, controlled study will be conducted in patients with planned laparoscopy at the University Hospitals of Essen and Hamburg.
Congratulations to Jana Aulenkamp and Johannes Wessels for this great project and good luck for its implementation!