Cardiac catheterisation and patients' anxiety levels

Haddad, Nibras E.
July 2017
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Jul2017, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p353
Academic Journal
Background: The period preceding cardiac catheterisation is characterised by the experience of several emotional disturbances. Aims: The aims of this study were to evaluate anxiety levels among patients undergoing cardiac catheterisation, and to identify differences in anxiety levels based on patients' sociodemographic and clinical variables. Methods: Through convenience sampling, 106 cardiac patients undergoing elective cardiac catheterisation were enrolled in this cross-sectional descriptive study. Anxiety levels were measured using the State Anxiety Inventory. Results: The mean anxiety score was 51.12 (range: 24-76). About 83% of the patients had anxiety levels higher than the cut-off point (>42), and 53% of them had anxiety levels higher than the mean anxiety score (>51). Additionally, 30.3%, 40.4%, and 12.1% had high, very high, and extreme anxiety levels respectively. Conclusions: Patients undergoing cardiac catheterisation, especially women, experienced higher levels of anxiety. Health-care providers working with such patients should be trained to deliver psychological support alongside physical care. Key words


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