Preoperative patient anxiety level before and after informed consent for general anesthesia

Preoperative patient anxiety level before and after informed consent for general anesthesia
Ardi Pramono, Bagus Putra Raharjo
Russian Open Medical Journal, 20 April 2021; 10(2)
Open Access
Abstract
Background
Informed consent anesthesia should be administered even in pediatric patients through their parents, thereby reducing anxiety.
Objective
This study aimed to determine the difference in anxiety level of the preoperative patient before and after given informed consent about general anesthesia.
Settings and Design
This was a quasi-experimental study with one group pre-test and post-test study design.
Material and Methods
Patients who were to undergo surgery with general anesthesia in PKU Muhammadiyah Gamping Hospital were the subjects in this study. There were 41 subjects selected as study samples using consecutive sampling. Anxiety level was assessed by the HRSA scale (0.91 and 0.97). Statistical analysis used: All data were analyzed by the marginal homogeneity comparative test.
Results
A significant decrease in preoperative patient anxiety levels was observed after the patient was given general anesthesia informed consent (p<0.05), compared to levels before informed consent. Thus, giving informed consent before general anesthesia could decrease the subject’s anxiety level in preoperative patients.
Conclusion
Thus, giving informed consent prior to general anesthesia could decrease the subject’s anxiety level in preoperative patients.

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