The Indian Anaesthetists’ Forum

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37--42

Preoperative anxiety-an important but neglected issue: A narrative review


Teena Bansal, Akanksha Joon 
 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Teena Bansal
2/8 FM, Medical Campus, PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
India

Anxiety is an emotional state characterized by apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event. The incidence of preoperative anxiety ranges from 11% to 80% in adult patients and also varies among different surgical groups. Preoperative anxiety may lead to various problems and a wide range of physiological and psychological responses. A variety of objective and subjective methods are available for measuring preoperative anxiety. Every patient scheduled for surgery should be assessed for the presence of anxiety in their routine preoperative anesthesia assessment, and counseling should be done by anesthesiologist in patients with a high level of anxiety. Surgery information reduces anxiety in the preoperative period.


How to cite this article:
Bansal T, Joon A. Preoperative anxiety-an important but neglected issue: A narrative review.Indian Anaesth Forum 2016;17:37-42


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Bansal T, Joon A. Preoperative anxiety-an important but neglected issue: A narrative review. Indian Anaesth Forum [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 30 ];17:37-42
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