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A Study of Anxiety among Hospitalized Patients of Orthopedics Ward of a Tertiary Care Hospital PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 22:34

K. Harish Chandra Reddy (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India)
Puli Santosh Reddy (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, MNR Medical College & Hospital, Fasalwadi, Sangareddy, Telangana, India)

DIP: 18.01.005/20170501

DOI:10.25215/0501.005

Background: Hospitalization itself gives rise to anxiety in any patient. And if the patient had fracture of any bone, then the anxiety levels reach at its peak and become troublesome. Anxiety following surgery for fracture during pre operative and post operative period following orthopedic surgery is matter of concern. Objective: To study of anxiety among hospitalized patients of orthopedics ward of a tertiary care hospital Methods: Present study was hospital based cross sectional study. The study was carried out from November 2012 to December 2013 in the department of Orthopedics at a tertiary care hospital attached to a medical college by the department of Psychiatry. During the study period of the present study, it was possible to study 50 patients with the objective to study of anxiety among hospitalized patients of orthopedics ward of a tertiary care hospital. These 50 patients were selected randomly from hospital record of department of Orthopedics.  Results: Only 6% of the patients gave history of mental illness in their families. The study sample shows Age, Type of Family, Socio Economic Status, Education, Occupation was also found to be significant factor (p = 0.026). The study sample shows Living Situation to be significant factor in the outcome of Depression in patients with p value= 0.024 in HADS. Hospitalization was also found to be a very significant factor (p = 0.001). Duration of  Hospitalization was also found to be a very significant factor (p = 0.022) The study sample shows The study sample shows Type of Treatment to be a very significant factor in the outcome of Depression with p value 0.020 in HADS. Conclusion: We conclude that the anxiety among patients undergoing orthopedic surgery was very high and it was associated with factors like Age, Type of Family, Socio Economic Status, Education, Occupation, Living Situation, Hospitalization, Duration of Hospitalization, and Type of Treatment.

Keywords: Anxiety, hospitalization, type of treatment

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© 2017 Reddy H C, & Reddy P S

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Received: September 09, 2017; Revision Received: October 03, 2017; Accepted: October 30, 2017

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Reddy H C, & Reddy P S (2017). A Study of Anxiety among Hospitalized Patients of Orthopedics Ward of a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 5, (1), DIP: 18.01.005/20170501, DOI: 10.25215/0501.005

 



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