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Supportive Care

Measuring Preoperative Anxiety in Patients With Breast Cancer Using the Visual Analog Scale

Jennifer Aviado-Langer
CJON 2014, 18(5), 489-491 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.489-491

Preoperative anxiety is a prevalent concern with deleterious effects in patient recovery and is not routinely assessed in the preoperative screening process. When it is assessed, it may prompt an increase in the use of anesthetic agents, heightened postoperative pain, and prolonged hospitalization. Preoperative women with breast cancer face anxiety as it relates to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery. The preoperative anxiety visual analog scale may identify and quantify anxiety in this population, provide advocacy and support, and improve the preoperative screening process.

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