Volume 13, Issue 38 (Mar 2003)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2003, 13(38): 59-66 | Back to browse issues page

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Hosseini S, Rezazadeh R, Karimani M. Study on prevalence of panic attack and the rate of anxiety in the patients under examination of pulmonary performance in Imam khomeini hospital . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2003; 13 (38) :59-66
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Background and purpose : Since Panic attack is associated with some sotamic symptoms such as, tachycardia, heart beat, dyspenea etc. Generally panic attack makes patients refer to hospital. Ôn this basis, in this Study, prevalence rate of panic disorder, rate of anxiety in the patients under pulmonary performance test referring to Ïmam khomeini hospital of sari were studied in 2000.
Materials and methods : This was a descriptive cross- sectional study, done on the Patients referring to spirometry center. Questionnairs of demographic spilberger’s anxiety and panic attack were of SÂDS series.
Results : Ôbtained results of this study show that, 58(50.42%) of the referring patients have experienced panic attack from the view point of pulmonary disease. There was no significant differance between the patients with and without panic attack experince.But the result of spirometry in 67.3% of the patients had concordant with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) of which 48.98% had obstructive view. Ôn the basis of severity of anxiety and individual self assessment on anxiety, there was statically significant differance between patients with and without attack panic attack. Ït was clear that patients referring for spirometry have high rate of anxiety.
Çonclusion : Results of this study showed high prevalence of panic attack in the patients referring for spirometry, particulary those patients with ÇÔPD. Âlso it was clear that the rate of anxiety is high. Therefore, it is recommended that, patients with pulmonary symptoms referring to medical centers be considered for panic attack, in order to be diagnosed in the early stages and undergo for proper treatment.
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