The Management of Preoperative Anxiety in Children: An Update

@article{McCann2001TheMO,
  title={The Management of Preoperative Anxiety in Children: An Update},
  author={Mary Ellen McCann and Z. Kain},
  journal={Anesthesia & Analgesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={93},
  pages={98–105}
}
Anxiety in children undergoing surgery is characterized by subjective feelings of tension, apprehension, nervousness, and worry that may be expressed in various forms (1). Postoperative maladaptive behaviors, such as new onset enuresis, feeding difficulties, apathy and withdrawal, and sleep disturbances, may also result from anxiety before surgery. In fact, studies have indicated that up to 60% of all children undergoing surgery may present with negative behavioral changes at 2 wk… Expand
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Paper Mentions

Observational Clinical Trial
The overall purpose for conducting this research is to improve the safety and efficacy of care for perioperative patients who have developmental delays and behavioral challenges. The… Expand
ConditionsAnxiety, Behavior, Coping, Behavior Disorders, (+5 more)
Interventional Clinical Trial
Preoperative anxiety and stress are present in up to 60% of pediatric patients undergoing surgery, having a great physiological and emotional impact on children in both the short and… Expand
ConditionsStress, Physiological, Stress, Psychological
InterventionBehavioral
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