The effect of anesthetic patient education on preoperative patient anxiety.

@article{Bondy1999TheEO,
  title={The effect of anesthetic patient education on preoperative patient anxiety.},
  author={Lois R Bondy and Nancy A. Sims and Darrell Schroeder and Kenneth P. Offord and Bradly J. Narr},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          158-64
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Preoperative time spent with patients has been abbreviated with the advent of same-day admission requirements and outpatient surgery. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects that materials mailed to the home relating to anesthetic-focused patient education may have on preoperative patient anxiety. METHODS Patients scheduled for a total hip arthroplasty or for a total knee arthroplasty were screened via telephone for inclusion in a prospective, randomized… CONTINUE READING

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