Mini Review
Volume 9 Issue 6 - 2020
Managing Preoperative Anxiety among Patients Undergoing General Surgery
Asala Alhamdoun1, Mohammed ALBashtawy2 and Mohammad Suliman3*
1Master Student, Adult Health Nursing, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Jordan
2Professor, Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Jordan
3Associate Professor, Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Jordan
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed ALBashtawy, Professor, Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Jordan.
Received: March 03, 2020; Published: May 21, 2020


Anxiety before surgery is one of the most common problems that occurred in the hospitals. It is an emotional state for a temporary period characterized by feelings of sadness, nervousness, anxiety, stress, and increased activities of the autonomic nervous system. There are many causes for preoperative anxiety that include: prolonged length of hospital stay, lack of knowledge of the treatment plan, nature of the disease and causes of surgery. Managing preoperative anxiety requires the application of many nursing stress reduction strategies such as: providing preoperative information, preoperative nursing counseling, music therapy, and psychological support.

Keywords: Preoperative Anxiety; General Surgery


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