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Table 2 Belief that anxiety before heart surgery is mainly physiological and behavioural

From: The involvement and autonomy of young children undergoing elective paediatric cardiac surgery: a qualitative study

Anxiety is mainly: Physiological, behavioural
It exists mainly in: Behaviours, hormones
It is assessed by: Measuring observed behaviours
It is best managed by: Sedation, distraction
Emotions are: Problems to be suppressed
Emotions such as anxiety: Stop reasoned understanding