Research project Preoperative anxiety among children has been linked to negative consequences throughout the perioperative process. The study intends to compare the effect of three different soothing drugs administrated to pediatric patients before surgery.
To be anaesthetized can be an earth-shaking experience both for the child and for the parents. Sedatives given before the anaesthesia might decrease both agitation and anxiety. This study compares three different medications given one hour before anaesthesia with modern anaesthetic agents. Are there any differences between the medications regarding preoperative anxiety, hemodynamic effects during anaesthesia, anxiety, agitation, pain and vomiting postoperatively, and behavioural changes two weeks following the anaesthesia? This is a blinded, randomized and controlled trial.