Year : 2018 | Volume : 6 | Issue : 2 | Page : 70 - 73  

Original Articles
Psycho-social profile of patients with depression and anxiety undergoing elective surgery

Harish Chandra Reddy

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Background: Anxiety is common among patients who are posted for surgery. It is important to study the psycho-social profile of the patients. This knowledge will help plan things pre operatively which will be helpful to reduce anxiety and other psychiatric problems among patients who are undergoing for elective surgery

Objective: To study psycho-social profile of patients with depression and anxiety undergoing elective surgery.

Methods: Present study was a hospital based cross sectional study carried out among 80 eligible patients who were posted for orthopedic surgery in the orthopedic ward. Detailed history, clinical examination and assessment were carried out.

Results: Majority (36%) were in the age group of 31-45 yrs. There were 61% males. 61% were from rural background. 79% were married. 94% patients were Hindu. 70% were 60% were from Middle socio economic status. 30% patients were with no educational background. 35% patients were those whose occupation was agriculture. 67% patients were those who lived with their spouse and children. 54% patients were those whose monthly family income was more than Rs. 2000/-.

Conclusion: Maximum patients were having a better background and pre operative counseling was needed for them. Pre operative counseling was useful to reduce the anxiety and restlessness in majority of the patients.

Key words: Anxiety, counseling, profile


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