ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Esam Shyaa Khudhair
Department of Medicine, Al-Hussein Teaching Hospital, Karbala, Iraq


  • Research   
    Preoperative Anxiety among Adult Patients Subjected to Elective Surgery in Karbala
    Author(s): Ali A Abutiheen*, Esam Shyaa Khudhair and Hadeer Jabbar Dakhal

    Background: Preoperative anxiety is a considerable problem that could affect the surgical outcome of patients. Anaesthesiologists can assess preoperative anxiety sufficiently and accurately through special tools. Objective: To assess the preoperative anxiety level before elective surgery among patients who underwent surgery and its correlates. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study, 104 patients who were admitted as planned to Al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Karbala were assessed for their anxiety felt before the surgery using the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) which is a standardized questionnaire for measuring the intensity of the stress and anxiety, and the need for information. Results: More than one third 37 (35.6%) of the patients had anxiety. Th.. Read More»

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