Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--33

Preoperative anxiety in patients posted first in operating list to patients posted late in operating list: A randomized control trial


Swati Singh1, Manisha Sharma2, Swati Singh3 
1 Associate Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, IGIMS, Patna, India
2 Senior Resident, Dept. of Anesthesiology, IGIMS, Patna, India
3 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, IGIMS, Patna, India

Correspondence Address:
Manisha Sharma
Senior Resident, Dept. of Anaesthesiology, IGIMS, Patna
India

Background: Preoperative anxiety is not uncommon in patients posted for surgery. The relative position of patients in operating list can be one of the cause of anxiety. Aim: To compare anxiety in patients posted first in operating list to patients posted late in operating list. Materials & Methods: The influence of the relative position in the operating list on pre-operative anxiety was studied in 400 American Society of Anesthesiologist grade 1 patients undergoing major surgery. Two hundred patients were placed first on the operating list (group 1) and 200 were given a time 5 hour later (group 2). Each patient was visited on the evening prior to surgery and again on the morning of surgery. Anxiety was measured at each visit by objective criteria and part 1 of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaire. Results: In both groups the pulse rate, systolic blood pressure , respiratory rate and STAI questionnaire score were significantly higher on the morning of surgery than on the evening prior to surgery(p<0.05). The increase in pulse rate and systolic blood pressure, respiratory rate was comparable in the two groups. The evening anxiety scores were not correlated with those on the morning visit and could not predict them. Conclusion: There is no effect on anxiety status of the patient due to relative position of patient in operating list.


How to cite this article:
Singh S, Sharma M, Singh S. Preoperative anxiety in patients posted first in operating list to patients posted late in operating list: A randomized control trial.J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2020;6:31-33


How to cite this URL:
Singh S, Sharma M, Singh S. Preoperative anxiety in patients posted first in operating list to patients posted late in operating list: A randomized control trial. J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Nov 26 ];6:31-33
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