Effect of preoperative multimedia information on perioperative anxiety in patients undergoing procedures under regional anaesthesia.

@article{Jlala2010EffectOP,
  title={Effect of preoperative multimedia information on perioperative anxiety in patients undergoing procedures under regional anaesthesia.},
  author={Hatem A Jlala and Jonathan French and Gillian L Foxall and J. G. Hardman and Nigel M Bedforth},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={369-74}
}
BACKGROUND Provision of preoperative information can alleviate patients' anxiety. However, the ideal method of delivering this information is unknown. Video information has been shown to reduce patients' anxiety, although little is known regarding the effect of preoperative multimedia information on anxiety in patients undergoing regional anaesthesia. METHODS We randomized 110 patients undergoing upper or lower limb surgery under regional anaesthesia into the study and control groups. The… CONTINUE READING