Preoperative anxiety: what are we really doing?

Main Article Content

Pasquale Buonanno
Maria Vargas
Annachiara Marra
Carmine Iacovazzo
Giuseppe Servillo


Preoperative anxiety, Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale, APAIS




Download data is not yet available.
Abstract 273 | PDF Downloads 41


1. Miraglia Raineri A, Pelagotti S, Lauro-Grotto R. Construct validity of the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (Italian Version) in women undergoing breast biopsy: a brief research report. Acta Biomed. 2019 Nov 11;90(11-S):72-73. doi: 10.23750/abm.v90i11-S.8893.
2. Stamenkovic DM, Rancic NK, Latas MB, Neskovic V, Rondovic GM, Wu JD, Cattano D. Preoperative anxiety and implications on postoperative recovery: what can we do to change our history. Minerva Anestesiol. 2018 Nov;84(11):1307-1317. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.18.12520-X. Epub 2018 Apr 5.
3. Ramsay MA. A survey of pre-operative fear. Anaesthesia 1972;27:396–402.
4. Ayyadhah Alanazi A. Reducing anxiety in preoperative patients: a systematic review. Br J Nurs. 2014 Apr 10-23;23(7):387-93.
5. Moerman N, van Dam FS, Muller MJ, Oosting H. The Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS). Anesth Analg. 1996 Mar;82(3):445-51.
6. Buonanno P, Laiola A, Palumbo C, Spinelli G, Terminiello V, Servillo G. Italian validation of the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale. Minerva Anestesiol. 2017 Jul;83(7):705-711. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.16.11675-X. Epub 2017 Jan 17.
7. Aust H, Eberhart L, Sturm T, Schuster M, Nestoriuc Y, Brehm F, Rüsch D. A cross-sectional study on preoperative anxiety in adults. J Psychosom Res. 2018 Aug;111:133-139. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.05.012. Epub 2018 May 22.

Most read articles by the same author(s)