Ocena lęku przed zabiegiem operacyjnym w ginekologii
Sylwia Kubaszewska, Urszula Sioma-Markowska, Patrycja Krawczyk, Mariola Machura
Rocznik: 2018 Tom: 24 Numer: 1
Introduction. Most patients undergoing both classic and endoscopic gynecological surgery exhibit varying levels of preoperative anxiety. In clinical practice there is no available, short and easy-to-use scale in the surgical gynecology operating departments to assess anxiety before surgery. The purpose of this study was to explore the properties of the Amsterdam Scale of Anxiety and Information Needs (APAIS) for assessment of preoperative anxiety in patients treated surgically for gynecological diseases. Prospective studies using the APAIS scale were performed on a randomly selected sample of 184 women hospitalized in oncological gynecology clinics aged 18-80 years. Data mining was performed at the Department of Computer Systems at the University of Silesia in Katowice. The significance level p<.05 was assumed. Results. High levels of anxiety before gynecological surgery were reported in 38% of patients with an average anxiety level of 13.26 + 1.74. 80.43% of patients reported average need for information about anesthesia and surgery, 13.04% high. Patients with higher information requirements show higher anxiety levels (r=.4104). Summary. The APAIS scale is an easy, accessible, fast and cost-effective tool for assessing anxiety in patients undergoing gynecological surgery to identify women at high risk for anxiety and to implement specialist care and clinical psychologist.