INCIDENCE OF INTRAOPERATIVE AWARENESS DETECTION IN KANYAKUMARI GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL USING BRICE QUESTIONNAIRE

Dr. Muthushenbagam, Dr. Prathima Sharon Jayaraj

Abstract


AIM: The aim of our study was to detect awareness using the Modied Brice questionnaire.
INTRODUCTION: Awareness during general anesthesia is an infrequent but serious problem with
potential long-term psychological consequences for the patient and medico-legal implications for the anesthetist. The
incidence of awareness has been reported to be between 0.1% and 0.2% in the general surgical population
MATERIALS AND METHODS: After written informed consent 120 ASA PS I, II patients coming for surgeries under general
anaesthesia in Kanyakumari government medical college hospital were interviewed using brice questionnaire after 24 hours of
surgery. Cardiac surgery, neuro surgery & obstetric surgeries were excluded. The primary outcome studied was the incidence of
intraoperative awareness
DISCUSSION: The incidence of intraoperative awareness in the population of Kanyakumari government medical college
hospital is 1 in 120 cases (0.83%). In Grading of structured interview answers the awareness incidence comes under grade II.
CONCLUSION: Though the intraoperative awareness in our population is slightly higher than the other studies this may be
due to varied genetic make-up and anaesthetic technique.


Keywords


Brice Questionnaire, Intra Operative Awareness

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