Original Article

Assessment of Preoperative Anxiety Among Surgical Patients


  • Sinmiloluwa Eyitayo Maiye
  • Ümran Dal Yılmaz

Received Date: 28.01.2022 Accepted Date: 20.06.2022 Mediterr Nurs Midwifery 2022;2(2):53-61


This study aims to assess preoperative anxiety among surgical patients.


This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the Dr. Suat Gunsel University of Kyrenia Hospital and Near East University Hospital from October 2020 toJanuary 2021. A total of 81 patients voluntarily participated in this study. Data were collected by Personal Information Form and Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale. Descriptive statistics, Student’s t-test, Mann–Whitney U Test, Kruskal–Wallis test, and post hoc test were used to compare the data, while Pearson’s correlation was used to evaluate the correlation between the continuous variables.


The average Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale anxiety level was found to be 10.6 ± 6.5, the average scores of Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale sub-dimensions were 4.9 ± 2.5 for anesthesia-related anxiety, 5.6 ± 2.4 for anxiety about the surgery, and 6.1 ± 2.4 for the information desire. The result of the study showed that there was a statistically significanct relationship between gender and the patient’s level of preoperative anxiety among preoperative surgical patients.


Based on the results of the study, it may be recommended to assess the patient’s anxiety and provide appropriate and necessary information.

Keywords: Anxiety, nursing, preoperative anxiety, surgery