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Table 6 Association of anesthesia-related concerns and APAIS sub-scores and total scores

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

  n APAIS Skalasi
Anxiety score Information desire score Total score
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Min–max (median)
Mean ± SD
Anesthesia-related concerns
 No 278 4–14 (4) 2–10 (8) 6–22 (12)
4.60 ± 1.39 7.35 ± 2.06 11.95 ± 2.61
 Yes 221 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–30 (17)
9.45 ± 3.98 8.26 ± 1.87 17.71 ± 4.95
 pa   0.001** 0.001** 0.001**
The reasons of anesthesia-related concerns (n = 221)
 Fear of death
  No 162 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–30 (16)
8.83 ± 3.60 8.19 ± 1.96 17.01 ± 4.70
  Yes 59 5–20 (10) 2–10 (9) 12–30 (19)
11.15 ± 4.48 8.47 ± 1.59 19.63 ± 5.14
  pa   0.001** 0.519 0.001**
 Waking up in middle of surgery
  No 130 5–19 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–29 (16)
8.81 ± 3.53 8.09 ± 2.05 16.9 ± 4.70
  Yes 91 5–20 (9) 2–10 (9) 11–30 (18)
10.36 ± 4.42 8.51 ± 1.56 18.87 ± 5.08
  pa   0.013* 0.251 0.009**
 Postoperative pain
  No 111 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 8–30 (16)
9.35 ± 3.96 8.07 ± 1.82 17.42 ± 4.96
  Yes 110 5–20 (8) 2–10 (9) 7–30 (17)
9.55 ± 4.02 8.45 ± 1.91 18.00 ± 4.94
  pa   0.711 0.031* 0.225
 Postoperative nausea and vomiting
  No 183 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–30 (16)
9.20 ± 3.84 8.19 ± 1.92 17.38 ± 4.80
  Yes 38 5–20 (10) 3–10 (9) 11–30 (19)
10.66 ± 4.46 8.63 ± 1.57 19.29 ± 5.40
  pa   0.057 0.204 0.060
 Become permanently disabled
  No 180 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–29 (16)
8.72 ± 3.54 8.18 ± 1.88 16.89 ± 4.48
  Yes 41 6–20 (12) 3–10 (9) 11–30 (22)
12.66 ± 4.26 8.63 ± 1.81 21.29 ± 5.33
  pa   0.001** 0.058 0.001**
 Experience of anesthesiologist
  No 204 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–29 (16)
9.16 ± 3.78 8.22 ± 1.85 17.37 ± 4.73
  Yes 17 6–20 (12) 3–10 (10) 11–30 (22)
12.94 ± 4.8 8.82 ± 2.01 21.76 ± 5.77
  pa   0.001** 0.046* 0.002**
 Fear of needles and interventions
  No 165 5–20 (8) 2–10 (9) 7–30 (16)
9.13 ± 3.89 8.42 ± 1.69 17.55 ± 4.67
  Yes 56 5–20 (10) 2–10 (8) 8–30 (18)
10.38 ± 4.13 7.80 ± 2.28 18.18 ± 5.70
   0.028* 0.139 0.600
 Feeling pain during the operation
  No 171 5–20 (8) 2–10 (8) 7–30 (16)
9.06 ± 3.85 8.25 ± 1.80 17.31 ± 4.82
  Yes 50 5–20 (10) 2–10 (9) 11–30 (18.5)
10.76 ± 4.19 8.32 ± 2.10 19.08 ± 5.17
  pa   0.004** 0.393 0.003**
  1. aMann–Whitney U Test; SD standard deviation, n number
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.01