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Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 4 - 2021
Anxiety Meets Fear in Perception in Waiting Room: Observational Study of the Perceptions in Users of the General Practitioner Waiting Room in the Covid-19 Pandemic Period
Michele Massaro1, Anna Conte2, Cosimo Della Pietà3, Rosa Martiradonna4, Francesco Germini3 and Elsa Vitale5*
1Coordinator of the Degree Course in Nursing, University of Foggia, Barletta Headquarters, Italy
2Nursing Student at the University of Foggia, Barletta Headquarters, Italy
3Direction of Health Professions, Local Health Authority Bari, Italy
4General Hospital Polyclinic of Bari, Italy
5Department of Mental Health, Local Health Authority Bari, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Elsa Vitale, Department of Mental Health, Local Healthcare Company Bari, Italy.
Received: March 21, 2021; Published: March 30, 2021


This study aimed to statistically assess the variations in anxiety and fear in the waiting room of the general practitioner at different ages and how they affect the health needs of users. An “ad-hoc” questionnaire was administered in order to assess the patient's perceptions of the Covid-19 emergency and the assessment of anxiety and fear in the waiting room through 4 sections: characteristics of the reference sample, knowledge of the level of information of Covid19, physiological, emotional, relational and spiritual changes assessments. To relieve the feelings of anxiety and fear in the waiting room of the general practitioner, in addition to clear and concise information and to reassure the patient, one can make use of reading, music therapy, therefore, relaxation techniques that even for a moment they cause the patient to focus on other aspects and other emotions. This study must be considered as a starting point, as the vastness of the topic, the different ethical-deontological perspectives, the period in which we are living with the increase in infections, suggest the opportunity for further study and to extend the sample interviewed both in quantitative terms and in different assistance intensity.


Keywords: Anxiety; Covid-19; Fear; Population


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Citation: Elsa Vitale., et al. “Anxiety Meets Fear in Perception in Waiting Room: Observational Study of the Perceptions in Users of the General Practitioner Waiting Room in the Covid-19 Pandemic Period” EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 6.4 (2021): 33-42.

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