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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A few studies have shown that patients are frequently under strong distress in the preoperative period. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is an instrument(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Evaluation of anxiety is not part of the routine pre-anesthetic evaluation (APA). Therefore, special situations in which patients might present altered mood will go(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Scales can be useful to recognize anxiety states and to indicate ways to prevent complications due to elevated levels of anxiety. The modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In the course of a cancer disease, anxiety (ANX) and depression (DEPR) manifest during the several moments of diagnosis and continue during and after treatment. The surgical(More)
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