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Anticipated pain leads to higher preprocedure anxiety for needle biopsy patients

Anticipated pain leads to higher preprocedure anxiety for needle biopsy patients
February 14, 2016

Patients who anticipated pain during image-guided needle biopsy of a possible bone or soft tissue tumor experienced higher anxiety preprocedure, according to results.

Researchers prospectively surveyed 65 patients who underwent image-guided needle biopsy of a possible bone or soft tissue tumor to quantify preprocedure and postprocedure levels of anxiety and pain. Researchers also determined demographic and clinical correlates of anxiety, pain and satisfaction with the use of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and VAS.

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Online Advanced Release, February 3, 2016
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