A British survey investigated the causes of anxiety during procedures with anesthesia
OXFORD – Before general anesthesia is 85 percent of people are afraid. Very large living through fears of a pending operation in the case even 17 percent of patients. Only 15 percent of respondents in the survey, British people have stated that they had no fear of general anesthesia.
According to an expert report the May issue of Journal of Advanced Nursing, patients fear that they could possibly wake up during surgery. Even the thought of dying under anesthesia triggers fear in many people. Furthermore, the waiting time before the procedure and prepares the anesthesia massive number of people increases the anxiety and discomfort.
Based on these results, the researchers believe it is important to educate patients in detail about general anesthesia and to take them as far as possible the anxiety.
„Our survey, the importance of timely patient education emphasizes the anesthesia to reduce the fear of patients from general anesthesia.“
said Dr. Mark Mitchell, Principal Lecturer at the Faculty of Health and Social care at the University of Salford, UK.
It ranges from not, to give people until the day of surgery information about the anesthetic. Even before the patient should be advised to ensure that waiting time is not on the operation marked by negative fears and worries.
Source: Dental Tribune – Deutsch Edition – August 2010