Determinants of surgery related anxiety in cataract patients.

  title={Determinants of surgery related anxiety in cataract patients.},
  author={Marjan D. Nijkamp and C A Kenens and Anton J. M. Dijker and Robert. A. C. Ruiter and Frans Hiddema and Rudy Nuijts},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={88 10},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Not much is known about the relative importance of different determinants of anxiety in cataract patients. This study analysed the predictive value of factors related to surgery induced anxiety. METHODS In 128 cataract patients, recruited from two hospitals (Medical Centre Maastricht Annadal (MCMA) and Rotterdam Eye Hospital (REH)), state anxiety was assessed at four different time points using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The following predictive factors of… CONTINUE READING


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