academic journalism

The effect of Ayatalkorsi reading on preoperative anxiety


avatar Behzad Teimouri 1 , * , avatar Fatemeh Makalani‎ 2 , avatar Mahshid Teimouri ‎ 3 , avatar Fatemeh Darabi ‎ 4 , avatar Sara‏ ‏ Hookari ‎ 5 , avatar Sepideh Seroosh‏ ‏gol ‎ 1

1 Department of Operating‏ ‏Room, Paramedical School,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Anatomy,‎‏ ‏School of Medicine, Kermanshah‏ ‏University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Department of Statistics ,‎‏ ‏Payam Noor University of Shiraz,‎‏ ‏Shiraz, Iran

4 Department of‏ ‏Anesthetics ,Paramedical School,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of‏ ‏Medical‏ ‏Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

5 Department of, Biostatistics‏ ‏and Epidemiology, School of‏ ‏Health, Kermanshah University‏ ‏of‏ ‏Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

How to Cite: Teimouri B , Makalani‎ F, Teimouri ‎ M , Darabi ‎ F , Hookari ‎ S ‏, et al. The effect of Ayatalkorsi reading on preoperative anxiety. J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2013;2(3):e82262.


Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 2 (3); e82262
Published Online: November 13, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 13, 2013
Accepted: October 06, 2013


Background: Preoperative anxiety is a most common problem problems for patients during the surgery process. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Ayatalkorsi reading on preoperative anxiety of patients undergoing surgery in Emam
Reza hospital at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 2013.
Methods and Materials: This study was a quasi-experimental research. 80 patients who were scheduled to undergo a surgery randomly assigned to two groups: control (n=40) and case (n=40). Data collection tool was Spilberger's anxiety inventory.
Both groups completed the questionnaire in two times, the first time was the evening of day and second time was one hour before surgery. The subjects in case group received a printed version of Ayatalkorsi and were asked to read it once while in control group, no intervention was done except receiving their routine care. Data were analyzed with SPSS 16, using T student and Chi square tests.
Results: The results showed that anxiety mean score in both groups a moderate to high in day before surgery. But in operation day anxiety mean score in case group was more less than control group. A significant differences was found (P<0/001).
Conclusions: According to the results, it can be concluded that the reading of Ayatalkorsi can decrease the preoperative anxiety. Thus this method can be recommended as a non-pharmacological strategy which is a safe and cheap procedure in patients waiting
for surgery.


The full text of this article is available on PDF.


  • 1.

    The References of this article is available on PDF.

© 2013, Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.