Calm or not calm: the question of anxiety in the perianesthesia patient.

@article{Rosn2008CalmON,
  title={Calm or not calm: the question of anxiety in the perianesthesia patient.},
  author={Siv Ros{\'e}n and Margita Svensson and Ulrica Nilsson},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={237-46}
}
Preoperative anxiety can be a major problem for the patient. Three distinct dimensions of preoperative anxiety are known: fear of the unknown, fear of feeling ill, and fear for life. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients feel anxiety (calm or not calm) preoperatively before undergoing an elective day care surgery and also to elucidate the factors contributing to a patient's current state of mind. A prospective study with 161 American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II… CONTINUE READING

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