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Table 3 Preoperative anxiety and its etiology

From: Can propofol procedural sedation implementation increase the acceptance of spinal anesthesia during cesarean section?

ItemsSpinal group, n = 166General group, n = 13P
Anxiety score
 Preoperative10 (5–10)*10 (8–10)0.613
 10 min after SA0 (0–6)
 At recovery room0 (0–1)
 Number (%) of patients with maximum anxiety score (= 10)123 (74%)11 (83%)0.384
 Number of patients with preoperative crying22 (13%)3 (25%)0.278
Anxiety causes  0.370
 About herself133 (80%)13 (100%) 
 About her baby18 (11%)0 
 Both fears12 (7%)0 
 Web site worries3 (2%)0 
  1. Data are in median (range), or number (percent)
  2. *Significant (P = 0.001) difference between anxiety scores preoperative and 10 min after SA or at recovery by Friedman’s ANOVA test
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