(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Could patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery? Three researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently developed a predictive model to examine that question. Rebecca Koszalinski, Anahita Khojandi, and Bruce Ramshaw examined data collected from 102 patients who underwent ventral hernia repair surgery.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uota-utd020520.php