Last updated on May 2020

The Effect of Anxiety on Perioperative Pain: Patient and Provider Perception

Brief description of study

In this study we will assess the incidence and severity of intraoperative and postoperative pain and determine the effect of preoperative anxiety on intraoperative and postoperative pain incidence. Secondary outcome is to assess provider perception of pain.

Detailed Study Description

This is a prospective, observational study. Following obtaining written formal consent parturients will be requested to fill out the following questionnaires

  1. Three questions to predict acute pain:
    • Verbal numeric score Anxiety 0-10
    • Anticipated postoperative pain level
    • Anticipated analgesic requirements
  2. Speilberger STATE-TRATE inventory index
  3. Pain Catastrophizing Scale In the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) parturients will be approached and requested to fill out a questionnaire regarding intraoperative pain, medication consumption, anxiety and nausea. Furthermore parturients will also be approached at 12 hours and 48 hours postpartum and questioned regarding anxiety levels and medication consumption and requested to fill out the OBSQOR 11 questionnaire at 12 hours postpartum.

Additionally, both the attending anesthesiologist and obstetrician will be questioned regarding the parturient's level of intraoperative pain, postoperative pain levels anxiety medication consumption, uteronic management, surgical technique and management.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04363281

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Beilinson hospital

Petach tikvah, Israel
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