International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part D
Pre-operative anxiety: A prevalence study in Northern Andhra Pradesh
Author(s): Dr. Karri Bala Krishna, Dr. Nellimarala Appala Raju and P. Kalyan chakravarthy
Abstract: Methods: One hundred twenty consecutive patients scheduled for various elective surgeries were asked 6 questions according to the Amsterdam preoperative anxiety and information scale to assess their anxiety levels just before shifting into the Operating room. Probable contributing factors noted were age, sex, socioeconomic status, type of surgery, duration of hospital stay, and history of previous surgery. Any specific factors causing anxiety like failure or complications of the surgery, recovery from anaesthesia, needle pricks were also asked with leading questions.
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Dr. Karri Bala Krishna, Dr. Nellimarala Appala Raju and P. Kalyan chakravarthy. Pre-operative anxiety: A prevalence study in Northern Andhra Pradesh. International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology. 2019; 2(2): 256-260.