ANXIETY AMONG FIRST DEGREE RELATIVE OF SURGICAL PATIENTS AT FAUJI FOUNDATION HOSPITAL
Objective: To ingress the austerity of symptoms of anxiety of the first-degree relatives that report to the hospital at the time at which their relative has to go a surgical procedure.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi, from Jan 2014 to Oct 2014.
Methodology: The sample consisted of 307 relatives of surgery inpatient at Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi. Attendants present at the time of surgical procedure above the age of 18 years and below 60 years were included. The Hamilton Anxiety Scale was used as the questionnaire for data collection. Simple random sampling technique was adopted where every fourth attended was included in the study.
Results: Out of 307 sample population, 45.9% had severe level of anxiety, at the time when their relatives were in operating rooms. When we compared anxiety with age groups, 54 people fell in age group 21-30 years. In these, 18 individuals had mild anxiety, 16 had moderate anxiety and 20 had severe anxiety. The second age group had was between 31-40 years. In this age group, 12 had severe anxiety. The 41-50 years of group age, 43 had mild anxiety, 42 had moderate anxiety and 53 had severe anxiety.
Conclusions: The impassioned abutment and complacency of relative’s essentialities should be preeminence to prevent anxiety and other disorders.