Readiness of patients in endoscopic care is determined by the preparation received before the procedure. The purpose of this research was to explore the psychological preparation that received by patients before endoscopic procedure. This study used qualitative research design with a case study approach. A total of 17 participants undergoing endoscopic examinations conducted indepth interviews on patient experiences related to psychological preparation by using semistructured interview guidelines and recording. Data analysis using Colaizzi's analysis method. Three themes were obtained: (1) Information preparation was divided into preparatory and possible actions; (2) cognitive preparations contained the control of patient perception and focused on benefits; and (3) The set of actions with the behavior control of the patient faces less unpleasant things. Patient experiences related to psychological preparation focus not only on bowel preparation, but also information availability. Adaptive coping before endoscopic procedure was improved by increasing cognitive knowledge.
- Gastrointestinal endoscopy
- Psychological preparation