Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Anxiety level in patients with fractures of extremities. Saratov Journal of Medical Scientific Research

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №2 Pages: 450-453
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Barylnik Yu.B., Ornatskaya N.A., Sholomova E.I., Arutyunyan T.R.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Estimation of situational and personal anxiety levels has been done by Spielberger»s Stait-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Data were collected from 30 patients with fractures of extremities who were under treatment in the department of trau-matology during the first three days after the moment of trauma. These levels were compared to those of 24 people of random age and sex. Comparison results state that high level of anxiety has been observed for the majority of patients with trauma regardless of fracture localization, pain syndrome level and degree of functional disability

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