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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

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GORDILLO LEON, Fernando; ARANA MARTINEZ, José M.  and  MESTAS HERNANDEZ, Lilia. Treatment of anxiety in preoperative patients. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2011, vol.4, n.3, pp.228-233. ISSN 1699-695X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2011000300008.

Anxiety in patients who undergo a surgical procedure entails negative emotional states and generates physiological activity that prepares the body to cope with the perceived danger: this can affect the smooth development of the surgical procedure. This study aims to determine what actions are appropriate to reduce levels of anxiety in preoperative patients. From the data consulted we conclude that personalized treatment is required to prevent harmful levels of anxiety; a good model of communication between medical staff and patients; teaching the patient the management of an internal locus of control, and understand hospital infrastructure and routine from the viewpoint of patients' needs, without compromising the proper functioning of the health center.

Keywords : Anxiety; Surgery; Emotions.

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