Gender Difference in Anxiety among Cardiac Patients Undergoing Surgery

Author: Aamina Ashraf

Supervisor:Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi



University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

AbstractThe present study examined the gender differences in anxiety among cardiac patients undergoing surgery. The sample was composed of 100 patients (male patients=50 female patients=50) within the age range of 19-78 years in Punjab institute of cardiology Lahore city. An indigenous questionnaire was constructed based upon the anxiety symptoms reported in DSM-IV TR (2000). The non probability purposive sampling strategy was used. Independent sample t-test was applied for statistical analysis. The findings indicated that there is a gender difference in anxiety among cardiac patients undergoing surgery.

Keywords:Gender Difference , Anxiety ,Cardiac Patients Undergoing Surgery

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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