Shreya Kumari1, Surabhi Basu Roy Sarkar1, Gajendra Shah1, Arun Thakur1, Ruchi Patial1, Anish Thakur1, Debashish Das1, Amrit Singal1, Aditya Goyal2, Mohammad Nooruz Zaman2, Saitirumaladev Kalicheti2*, Mittapalli Priyanka2, Sebin C Sebastian2 and Renu Thakur3
1Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
2Sankara Academy of Vision, Sankara Eye Hospital, Punjab, India
3Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Saitirumaladev Kalicheti, Sankara Academy of Vision, Sankara Eye Hospital, Punjab, India.
Received: August 25, 2022; Published: September 07, 2022
Background: It is crucial to assess pre-operative anxiety levels for to mitigate any negative outcomes. Previous studies showed that preoperative anxiety before cataract surgery is very much expected in patients up to 80% and no studies are done on community patients up to our knowledge.
Aim: The purpose of this study is to find anxiety levels among unprivileged patients undergoing cataract surgery preoperatively using Hamilton anxiety rating scale questionnaire.
Methods: A set of 14 questions from Hamilton anxiety rating scale was administrated by to 385 patients between 30-90 years of age undergoing cataract surgery in community care at Sankara eye hospital, Ludhiana. A 14-item standard questionnaire for the Hamilton anxiety rating scale was administered. Each item is assessed on a zero-to-four-point scale.
Results: We observed that 325 (84 percent) Patients having Mild Anxiety, 36 (9 percent) Patients having Moderate Anxiety, 24 (6 percent) Patients having Severe Anxiety.
Conclusion: It is expected that preoperative anxiety is very much prominent in individuals getting cataract surgery. But with right amount of counseling and taking preoperative care the community patients at Sankara Eye Hospital, Ludhiana have least anxiety levels, they are confident and have conviction that they are supplied with good quality of eye care service.
Keywords: Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale; Anxiety; Cataract Surgery; Community Eye Care
Citation: Saitirumaladev Kalicheti., et al. “A Study on the Preoperative Anxiety Levels Among Cataract Patients from Community Camps".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.10 (2022): 03-05.
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