Vol - 28, Issue - 10
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-09-11-2021-1050
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Abstract : The operation theatre setup causes anxiety in patients who are scheduled for surgery. The goal of this study was to compare the effect of a brief visual clip portraying the technique of epidural anaesthesia on perioperative anxiety in individuals having epidural anaesthesia. A prospective randomised trial of 160 individuals requiring an epidural was carried out. Patients were randomly assigned to either the nonvideo group (Group NV) or the video group (Group V) (Group V - those who were shown the video). During the pre-anaesthetic check-up and before surgery, anxiety was measured using the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale. Heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were also recorded as haemodynamic measures. For regularly distributed quantitative data, the student’s t-test was employed, and for nonnormally distributed quantitative data, the Mann–Whitney U-test was used. For categorical data, the Chi-square test was utilised. In terms of baseline anxiety levels and haemodynamic measures, both groups were comparable. Before receiving epidural anaesthesia, the nonvideo group experienced a significant rise in state anxiety (P<0.001). Preoperatively, patients in the video group had significantly reduced HR and MAP (P <0.001). To alleviate perioperative anxiety, multimedia information in the form of a brief video clip is an effective and practical way.

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