Changes in mood state after day case forefoot surgery

Anne Mandy, Sally Feeney

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Limited published data exploring patients aim of the present study was to explore the changes in patient mood from preoperatively to 8 weeks postoperatively after outpatient forefoot surgery. The patients completed the Pro’ emotional recovery after day case foot surgery are available. Thefile of Mood States-Bipolar questionnaire, Speilberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and a 10-cm visual analog scale to measure pain preoperatively and again at 1, 2, and 8 weeks postoperatively. Of the 6 mood subscales, 3 showed statistically signi df df These day case foot surgery, and foot and ankle surgeons contribute to improving patient care and enhancing patient improve patientsficant improvements by 8 weeks postoperatively: composed–anxious (Student’s t test, t ¼ 5.319;¼ 84; p ¼ .05); confident–unsure (t ¼ 2.074; df ¼ 84; p ¼ .02); and clearheaded–confused (t ¼ 2.46;¼ 84; p ¼ .007). Furthermore, the decrease in anxiety and pain was statistically significant after foot surgery.findings have contributed to the understanding of patients’ psychological needs in relation to outpatient’ understanding of patients’ mood and anxiety levels can–practitioner relationships, which, in turn, could’ perceived outcomes of their surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014


  • anxiety
  • day surgery
  • emotional state
  • outcome
  • pain


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