Preoperative anxiety, postoperative pain, and behavioral recovery in young children undergoing surgery.

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OBJECTIVE Findings from published studies suggest that the postoperative recovery process is more painful, slower, and more complicated in adult patients who had high levels of preoperative anxiety. To date, no similar investigation has ever been conducted in young children. METHODS We recruited 241 children aged 5 to 12 years scheduled to undergo… (More)

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