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  1. A survey of patients'knowledge of anaesthesia and perioperative care.

    Article - En anglais


    The present study was undertaken to assess patients'knowledge of anaesthesia and perioperative care as well as their perception of anaesthetists and their role.


    A questionnaire survey of 23 items was developed and completed pre-operatively by 132 patients.

    Included in this study were 45 men and 87 women ; 80% with at least secondary education with a mean age of 39.9 and 35.6 years, respectively.


    Results indicated that only 56.8% of patients understood that anaesthetists are doctors.

    There were significant misconceptions though in general, knowledge was good.

    Although all patients realised the importance of fasting, however only 74.2% of patients realised it meant limitation of both solids and liquids from a specified time.

    Pain was the major concern among the patients surveyed (39.4%), followed by fear of not waking up after surgery (18.9%). Twenty-one per cent of patients believed that postoperative pain was a necessary part of the healing process and 28% thought that pain was something that they had to put up with in the postoperative period.

    Only 23.5% correctly identified the anaesthetist as being responsible for analgesia in the recovery period.

    A majority (75.8%) wished to have more information about anaesthesia. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Connaissance, Malade, Anesthésie, Soin, Préopératoire, Postopératoire, Autoperception, Evaluation, Homme, Assurance qualité, Singapour, Asie, Perception sociale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Knowledge, Patient, Anesthesia, Care, Preoperative, Postoperative, Self perception, Evaluation, Human, Quality assurance, Singapore, Asia, Social perception

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0499538

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 19/02/1999.