Anxiety Level Among Patients Admitted with Chest Pain in Tertiary Care Hospital

Musarat Nazir, Fozia Kousar, Roofen Julious


Introduction: Anxiety, as defined by Wilson-Barnett, is the fear of the unknown, disproportionate to the threat and related to the future. It is characterized by an individual’s inability to specify the source of the threat.  Chest pain can be a major source of stress and anxiety. These feelings are directly related to the invasive nature of the procedure and to uncertainties related to diagnosis. Chest pain and anxiety, relatives are also stressed and share feelings and uncertainties with the patients.Method: Quantitative cross-sectional study design was used to determine the anxiety level among patient with chest pain at tertiary care hospital. 56 patients with chest pain admitted at emergency department were selected as sample. Data was collected through the standardized well adopted 40 items questionnaires.Results: the results revealed that only (25) 47 % patients have low level of anxiety and majority (31) 53% have suffered from high level of anxiety. Further the demographical characteristics revealed that the gender of the participants was found 45 (80.4%) were male and 11 (19.6%) were female. Age of participants was found minimum 21 to highest 60, participant’s age group 21-30 years frequency was 6 (10.7%), moderately 12 (21.4%) participants were belonging to age group 31-40 years, majority 29 (51.8%) were fall in age group 41- 50 years and 9 (16.1%) were 51-60-year-old. Conclusions: It is apparent from our study that counseling before cardiac procedure unquestionably reduces the anxiety level of the patients. Other factors, such as providing beds and other physical facilities to the patients further reduce the level of anxiety.

Keywords: anxiety, chest pain, emergency department, patients.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/102-01

Publication date:September 30th 2022

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