Vol. 5 No. 02 (2022)
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Anxiety before surgery - a cross sectional analysis of major anxieties and factors

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Nurul Azim
Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and ICU,Chittagong Medical College, Chattogram, Bangladesh

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Background: Most often, surgical problems stem from preoperative anxiety, which manifests as elevated pain levels, a slower recovery, and an extended hospital stay. High-anxiety pre-op patients also tend to have slower recoveries and larger anesthetic dosages. Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate preoperative anxiety level and its associated factors. Method: This cross sectional study was carried out at Chottogram Medical College Hospital from January 2021 to December 2021. A total of 384 patients who undergo surgical procedure in each unit differ according to the extent of procedure to be done, flow of patient, availability and function of surgical equipment were included as sample size. The hospital provides a number of surgical therapies for the patient such as, major surgery, minor surgery, obstetric and gynecological surgery etc. Results: During the study, 33.85% were belong to 25-35 years age group and 65.10% were male. In addition, majority were belong to poor economic status.... Conclusion: Our research shows that preoperative nerves are most often caused by worries about the potential for complications, the impact on family, and the potential for discomfort in hospital environment. Surgical patients should be given sufficient and accurate preoperative information, and preoperative psychosocial evaluation should be a standard part of preoperative nursing practice.

Published 14-04-2023


  • Preoperative anxiety,
  • Surgery,
  • Anesthesia

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Azim N. Anxiety before surgery - a cross sectional analysis of major anxieties and factors. The Insight [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 14 [cited 2023 Dec. 7];5(02):245-50. Available from: https://bdjournals.org/index.php/insight/article/view/297