2017, Cilt 4, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 038-047
Evaluation of the Preoperative Anxiety With APAIS and STAI-I Scales
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksek Okulu, Hemşirelik, Ağrı, Türkiye
Keywords: Preoperative period, anxiety, assessment, scales

Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the anxiety levels of preoperative patients with the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) and State Anxiety Scale (STAI-I).

Materials and Methods: This study was designed as a cross-sectional descriptive type study. The study was conducted between October 2016 and May 2017 in General Surgery, Ear- Nose-Throat (ENT), Urology, and Orthopedic clinics of a state hospital with the voluntary participation of 189 patients. Data was collected by Personal Information Form, APAIS and STAI-I.

Results: Average of APAIS anxiety level was found 15.8± 5.9, the average scores of APAIS subdimensions were; 4.3±2.1 for anesthesia-related anxiety, 5.3±2.5 for anxiety about the surgery and 6.2±2.2 for the information desire. Average score of STAI-I anxiety was 42.4±10.4 33. A significant positive correlation was found between APAIS total and sub-dimension scores and STAI-I total score (p<0.01).

Conclusion: APAIS and STAI-I scales showed that the patients experienced anxiety over the middle level at the pre-operative period. Assessment of anxiety is very important with regards to comfortable experience of perioperative period for the patient and health care professionals.