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Table 5 Association of anesthesia and surgical features and APAIS sub-scores and total scores

From: Evaluation of preoperative anxiety and fear of anesthesia using APAIS score

  n APAIS scale
Anxiety score Information desire score Total score
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Anesthesia type
 General anesthesia 280 4–20 (6) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (14)
7.01 ± 3.84 7.81 ± 2.14 14.82 ± 4.98
 Regional anesthesia 219 4–19 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–29 (13)
6.42 ± 3.56 7.67 ± 1.88 14.09 ± 4.48
 pa   0.029* 0.112 0.045*
History of anesthesia
 No 185 4–19 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–29 (14)
6.76 ± 3.60 8.06 ± 1.96 14.82 ± 4.76
 Yes 314 4–20 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (13)
6.74 ± 3.81 7.57 ± 2.05 14.31 ± 4.78
 pa   0.802 0.003** 0.123
Type of anesthesia history (n = 314)
 General anesthesia 228 4–20 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (13)
6.53 ± 3.67 7.57 ± 2.04 14.10 ± 4.77
 Regional anesthesia 45 4–20 (5) 2–10 (8) 7–29 (13)
7.11 ± 4.42 7.58 ± 2.15 14.69 ± 5.09
 Both general and regional anesthesia 41 4–18 (6) 2–10 (8) 6–26 (14)
7.54 ± 3.80 7.54 ± 2.01 15.07 ± 4.54
 pb   0.135 0.977 0.427
Surgical consent
 No 201 4–20 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–29 (13)
6.92 ± 3.89 7.64 ± 1.91 14.56 ± 4.91
 Yes 298 4–20 (5) 2–10 (8) 6–30 (14)
6.63 ± 3.62 7.83 ± 2.10 14.46 ± 4.69
 pa   0.442 0.119 0.977
  1. aMann–Whitney U Test; bKruskall–Wallis Test; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01
  2. SD standard deviation, n number