Comprehensive patient information given preoperatively decreases preoperative anxiety, reduces postoperative analgesia use and increases patient satisfaction. Animated information might reduce preoperative anxiety and improve learning abilities despite degree of Health Literacy. The present study aimed at describing the influence of animated information on preoperative anxiety, measured on a VAS scale, for patients undergoing fast track hip surgery. Furthermore, we described demographic characteristics on patients with and without reduced preoperative anxiety after having seen animated information. The results suggest that animated information might lead to a small reduction of preoperative anxiety, and this reduction might be larger among patients with highest preoperative anxiety and lowest educational level. These findings are further studied at the Elective Surgery Centre at Silkeborg Regional Hospital.

Keywords: animated information, fast track, patient information, preoperative anxiety, total hip replacement