Preoperative anxiety and pain sensitivity are independent predictors of propofol and sevoflurane requirements in general anaesthesia.

@article{Kil2012PreoperativeAA,
  title={Preoperative anxiety and pain sensitivity are independent predictors of propofol and sevoflurane requirements in general anaesthesia.},
  author={Hae Keum Kil and Won Oak Kim and Woong Youn Chung and Gon Ho Kim and Hyungjun Seo and J Hong},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={119-25}
}
BACKGROUND Psychological factors are thought to drive inter-patient variations in anaesthetic and analgesic requirements. This cross-sectional study investigated whether preoperative psychological factors can predict anaesthetic requirements and postoperative pain. METHODS Before total thyroidectomy, 100 consecutive women completed the Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the pain sensitivity questionnaire (PSQ). Target-controlled propofol was administered for induction of… CONTINUE READING
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