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Day surgery patients experience anxiety

15th August 2011

A study by researchers in Manchester has said most day surgery patients feel anxious and it is more common in women and people having anaesthetic.

The study, which published in the journal of Advanced Nursing, involved 674 patients who had had day surgery in the last 48 hours. The research showed 82% of patients felt anxious. The majority of patients said they would prefer to be sent information between one to four weeks before their operation, with people having anaesthetic wanting it earlier than other patients. 

 

 

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