Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 332-337

A comprehensive analysis of patient satisfaction with anesthesia

“N. N. Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery” of Ministry of Health of the Russia Federation, Moscow, Russia

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Elena Sinbukhova
“N. N. Burdenko National Medical Research Center of Neurosurgery” of Ministry of Health of the Russia Federation, Moscow
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_249_19

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Background: Patient satisfaction with anesthesia after surgical treatment is a complex concept that includes not only the level of satisfaction with the anesthesia itself but also the presence of fears, worries, depression, evaluation of the anesthesiologists' work, as well as cognitive dysfunction as a possible negative consequence of anesthesia. Objective: Conducting a comprehensive analysis of patients' satisfaction with anesthesia. Methods: Questionnaire of patients' satisfaction with anesthesia (Sinbukhova E.V., Lubnin A.Yu.), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory in the adaptation by Y.L. Hanin, Assessment of Depression, The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and Frontal Assessment Battery. Population consisted of 202 patients. Results: Satisfaction with anesthesia: assessment “good and higher” with primary anesthesia – 59.7% of patients with repeated – 70% of patients. The most common factors that reduce the assessment of patients' satisfaction with anesthesia are: strong excitement before surgery about operation and anesthesia, no postoperative visit of the anesthesiologist, no visit of the anesthesiologist before the operation, not enough attention of anesthesiologist in the surgery room before anesthesia, nausea, vomiting, pain, dizziness, general discomfort, and thirst. MoCA cognitive assessment before and after anesthesia: P < 2.2 e–16 (significant decrease). Depression: major depression in 52% of patients, subclinical depression in 22.8%. Conclusion: Regular survey of patients' satisfaction should help to improve the quality of medical care. The strong excitement of the patient about the upcoming anesthesia and surgery, and the presence of a high level of anxiety and depression can be factors of reducing the patients' satisfaction with anesthesia. It requires psychological support of patients at the stage of surgical treatment.

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