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Table 6 Correlations between the Amsterdam perioperative anxiety and information scale (APAIS) scores and age, gender, and type of anaesthesia (T-tests)

From: Validation of the French version of the Amsterdam preoperative anxiety and information scale (APAIS)

APAIS Anxiety about anaesthesia Anxiety about surgery Global anxiety Desire for information
Age
<55 years (97) 3.2 ±1.8 4 ±2.3 7.2 ±3.6 5.6 ±2.2
> = 55 years (78) 3.5 ±1.8 3.8 ±2.3 7.3 ±3.7 5.9 ±2.3
T test 0.07 0.39 0.92 0.28
Gender     
Female (99) 3.5 ±1.7 4.1 ±2.4 7.5 ±3.7 6 ±2.3
Male (76) 3.1 ±1.8 3.7 ±2.2 6.8 ±3.6 5.3 ±2.2
T test 0.01 0.44 0.08 0.05
Anaesthesia
General (44) 3.4 ±1.8 4.1 ±2.6 7.5 ±3.8 5.8 ±2.3
Regional (131) 3.3 ±1.8 3.9 ±2.2 7.1 ±3.6 5.7 ±2.3
T test 0.6 0.94 0.54 0.88