Preoperative anxiety in neurosurgical patients.

@article{Perks2009PreoperativeAI,
  title={Preoperative anxiety in neurosurgical patients.},
  author={Anna Perks and Sucharita Chakravarti and Pirjo Manninen},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={127-30}
}
Anxiety is common in surgical patients, with an incidence of 60% to 92%. There is little information on the incidence and severity of preoperative anxiety in patients scheduled for neurosurgery. The aim of this study was to measure the level of preoperative anxiety in neurosurgical patients and to assess any influencing factors. After the Institutional Review Board approval and informed written consent, 100 patients booked for neurosurgery were interviewed preoperatively. Each patient was asked… CONTINUE READING
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