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  1. Lu, Juanjuan BA
  2. Tao, Pengxian MD
  3. Li, Huixia BA
  4. Wu, Guangli BA
  5. Wang, Caijuan BA
  6. Zhang, Juan BA
  7. Dou, Xinman PhD
  8. Han, Zhijian PhD
  9. Chen, Hao PhD


The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program can reduce postoperative complications, hospital stay, and overall costs in patients, although the evidence for physical intervention with patients is still lacking. This study provides visual and auditory physical interventions to patients in order to explore the effects of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery following abdominal surgery. The study group consisted of patients who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy, radical resection of gastric cancer, or radical resection of colon cancer; we randomly divided them into a control group and a visual and auditory intervention group. We then monitored the bowel sound frequency and time of the first anal self-exsufflation for both groups after surgery. We found that compared with the control group, patients who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy and radical gastrectomy who received auditory intervention had increased bowel sound frequency and a shorter time until first anal self-exsufflation. In addition, patients with colon cancer who received both auditory and visual stimulation had increased bowel sounds and shorter time until the first anal self-exsufflation. These results suggest that visual and auditory interventions significantly improve patients' gastrointestinal function, shorten the hospitalization period, and reduce complications after operation.