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Anaesthesia type, gender and anxiety

Mitchell, MJ 2013, 'Anaesthesia type, gender and anxiety' , Journal of Peri-Operative Practice, 23 (3) , pp. 41-46.

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Elective day-case surgery undertaken in the UK is growing. Patient pre-operative anxiety can be considerable although the opportunity to help reduce fears is minimal. Day surgery patients (n=674) were surveyed and 82% were found to be anxious. General anaesthesia patients were more anxious than local anaesthesia patients and females more anxious than males. General anaesthesia patients may require more pre-operative information and gender differences associated with waiting given greater consideration.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Peri-Operative Practice
Publisher: The Association for Perioperative Practice
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1750-4589
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MJ Mitchell
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 11:21
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:43

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