The incidence of preoperative anxiety has a high
incidence rate thought to be related to the management
of the operation and the amount of information
delivered related to surgery and anesthesia.
To determine changes in anxiety levels in elective
surgery patients after a preoperative visit to General
Hospital of Haji Adam Malik, Medan.
This research is a quantitative analytic study with
cross-sectional design. The study was conducted at the
General Hospital of Haji Adam Malik, Medan from
May - June 2019. The total sample obtained was 120.
The data collection used the APAIS questionnaire.
From the results, 58 people (48.3%) had
preoperative anxiety before a preoperative visit, and 32
people (26.7%) had preoperative anxiety after a
preoperative visit. Statistical test results using the
Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test at 95% CI and α = 0.05
obtained p value 0.001 (p <0.05) which means
significant differences in the incidence of anxiety before
and after a preoperative visit.
There were significant differences in the incidence
of anxiety before and after a preoperative visit.
Keywords : Preoperative Anxiety, Preoperative Visit, Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety Information Scale (APAIS)