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Annales médico-psychologiques
Volume 168, n° 8
pages 588-592 (octobre 2010)
Doi : 10.1016/j.amp.2009.10.017
Received : 26 Mars 2009 ;  accepted : 8 October 2009
L’anxiété préopératoire : manifestations cliniques, évaluation et prévention
Preoperative anxiety: Clinical manifestations, evaluation and prevention

R. Amouroux , C. Rousseau-Salvador, D. Annequin
Unité fonctionnelle d’analgésie pédiatrique, hôpital Armand-Trousseau, 26, avenue du Docteur-Arnold-Netter, 75571 Paris cedex 12, France 

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L’anxiété préopératoire est un malaise physique et psychologique dont l’apparition est consécutive à la possibilité d’une intervention chirurgicale. Lorsqu’elle est d’intensité faible à modérée, c’est une réponse adaptée à cette situation potentiellement anxiogène. Il a été établi que des niveaux importants d’anxiété préopératoire augmentent le risque de complications postopératoires, ainsi que la survenue de troubles émotionnels et comportementaux. Malgré ces conséquences médicales et psychologiques parfois graves, il n’y a que très peu de littérature destinée aux professionnels de santé francophones sur le sujet. L’objectif de cet article est d’effectuer une synthèse de la notion d’anxiété préopératoire, de ses manifestations cliniques, ainsi que de ses moyens d’évaluation et de prévention.

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Preoperative anxiety consists of physiological and psychological discomfort that manifests itself at the possibility of a surgical intervention. When the anxiety is weak or moderate, it is considered to be an adaptive response to a potentially anxiety producing situation. Prior research has established that high levels of preoperative anxiety increase the risk for postoperative complications as well as emotional and behavioral difficulties. Despite these sometimes severe medical and psychological consequences, very little literature exists aimed at French health care workers on the subject. The goal of this article is to synthesize the existing knowledge on preoperative anxiety, including its clinical manifestations and methods of evaluation and prevention.

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Mots clés : Anesthésie, Anxiété, Chirurgie, Périopératoire

Keywords : Anesthesia, Anxiety, Perioperative, Surgery

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