Frequency of preoperative anxiety in Pakistani surgical patients.

  title={Frequency of preoperative anxiety in Pakistani surgical patients.},
  author={Mohammad Faisal Jafar and Fauzia Anis Khan},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={59 6},
OBJECTIVE To measure the frequency of preoperative anxiety in patients coming to our hospital and to correlate Visual analogue scale (VAS) with State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaire. METHODS This cross sectional study included 300 ASA I and II adult surgical in-patients admitted over a period of one year. STAI questionnaire and VAS was used as study tools. STAI score of > 44 or VAS score of > or = 50 were considered as significant anxiety. Enrolled patients were visited by… CONTINUE READING

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