The patients' understanding on the status and role of anaesthesiologists

M. Budiman, Azarinah Izaham, Norsidah Abdul Manap, K. Zainudin, Esa Kamaruzaman, Masdar Azlina, Adnan Dan

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Objectives. To evaluate patients' understanding on the status and role of anaesthesiologists. Materials and Methods. This was a prospective, questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. The interview had three segments which questioned on (i) patients' knowledge of the qualification, training and role of anaesthesiologists, (ii) attitude of patients towards anaesthesia and anaesthesiologists and (iii) the demographic data of patients. Results. Of 384 patients interviewed, 59.4% had prior anaesthesia experience. Most patients (95.6%) knew that anaesthesiologists were medical doctors, but only 27.1% knew the duration of training required to attain this specialist qualification. Patients' awareness of the various anaesthetic responsibilities was 12.2% in managing labour pain, 25.5% in intensive care units, 49.2% in chronic pain and 99.5% in postoperative pain management. During surgery, 73.7% of patients knew that anaesthesiologists were monitoring their vital signs, but only 42.2% thought anaesthesiologists also treated medical problems intraoperatively. Most patients (95.1%) would like to meet their anaesthesiologists prior to the operation and 97.7% want them to inform all possible anaesthesia complications. Conclusion. Our patients' understanding and awareness of the status and roles of anaesthesiologists are still limited and variable. This can be further improved with patient interaction and public education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume166
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Anesthesia
Labor Pain
Vital Signs
Pain Management
Postoperative Pain
Chronic Pain
Intensive Care Units
Anesthetics
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Interviews
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Anaesthesiologist
  • Attitudes
  • Patient's knowledge
  • Patient's perception
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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The patients' understanding on the status and role of anaesthesiologists. / Budiman, M.; Izaham, Azarinah; Abdul Manap, Norsidah; Zainudin, K.; Kamaruzaman, Esa; Azlina, Masdar; Dan, Adnan.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 166, No. 6, 2015, p. 227-235.

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Budiman, M, Izaham, A, Abdul Manap, N, Zainudin, K, Kamaruzaman, E, Azlina, M & Dan, A 2015, 'The patients' understanding on the status and role of anaesthesiologists', Clinica Terapeutica, vol. 166, no. 6, pp. 227-235. https://doi.org/10.7417/CT.2015.1892
Budiman, M. ; Izaham, Azarinah ; Abdul Manap, Norsidah ; Zainudin, K. ; Kamaruzaman, Esa ; Azlina, Masdar ; Dan, Adnan. / The patients' understanding on the status and role of anaesthesiologists. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2015 ; Vol. 166, No. 6. pp. 227-235.
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