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Table 5 Factors responsible for preoperative anxiety among surgical patients in the referral hospitals

From: Preoperative anxiety and associated factors among adult surgical patients in Debre Markos and Felege Hiwot referral hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Responses State anxiety score Median (IQR)
Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Fear of complications 185 52.4 50 (39–58)
Concern about family 178 50.4 49 (37–56)
Postoperative pain 177 50.1 49 (40–56)
Fear of death 170 48.2 51 (41–59)
Change of environment 160 45.3 57 (41–61)
Results of operation 150 42.5 49 (39–56)
Harm from doctor/nurse mistake 107 30.3 53 (46–59)
Fear of unknown 104 29.5 50 (40–59)
Fear of physical disability 96 27.2 53 (47–61)
Waiting for operation 65 18.4 48 (39–54)
Financial loss 62 17.6 53 (49–61)
Nil per mouth 60 17 50 (39–60)
Awareness during surgery 60 17 52 (39–60)
  1. Note: Proportion (%) cannot be 100% because it is based on multiple response questions