The psychological effects of having a contact-person from the anesthetic staff.

@article{Elsass1987ThePE,
  title={The psychological effects of having a contact-person from the anesthetic staff.},
  author={Peter Elsass and H Duedahl and B E Friis and I. W. M\oller and M Bredgaard S\orensen},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1987},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={584-6}
}
Seventy-four patients admitted for elective surgery completed identical questionnaires and rating scales pre- and postoperatively. The course of anxiety was compared between patients who were either routinely informed or had contact with an anesthetic nurse available for support during the 30-min anesthesia and surgery preparation. Comparing the results… CONTINUE READING