Title:
Preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain in patients undergoing septoplasty
Authors:
R. Ocalan , C. Akin , Z. K. Disli , T. Kilinc and S. Ozlugedik
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Malatya State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Malatya State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey; 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bismil State Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords:
Dyspnea, anxiety, depression
Pages:
19 - 23
Abstract:
Preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain in patients undergoing septoplasty. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine whether psychological variables such as preoperative anxiety could serve as predictors of the postoperative pain response. Methods: Sixty consecutive patients with deviated nasal septum were evaluated in the pre- and postoperative periods. A questionnaire that included sociodemographic features was administered to patients. Preoperative anxiety was assessed by the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Index. The severity of pain was recorded with a ten-point Visual Analog Scale at the immediate postoperative period (baseline) and at postoperative hours 2, 4, 6, 12, and 24. Results: Sixty patients met the eligibility criteria for the study. Of the 60 patients (39 men and 21 women) whose charts were reviewed, the mean age was 30.9 ±12.6 years for men and 32.8 ±10.4 years for women. The mean State-Trait Anxiety Index score was 44.3±7.5 (range 29-67). No significant relationship was found between the patients self-reports of postoperativepain and sociodemographic variables such as age and educational status. Men and women showed sign-i ficant differences with respect to pain in the immediate and late postoperative periods. Correlation tests identified a sig- nificant relationship between patients preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain in both the immediate and late period. s Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that early interventions to minimize the preoperative anxiety stress response may affect the postoperative pain response.
Issue:
Vol. 11, 2015, 1st trimester


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Preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain in patients undergoing septoplasty