Introduction: Nowadays, in the health sciences, it is important to consider the emotional aspects of the patient as much as their health status.
Trauma it is studied these days on broad points of view but not only illness. There are different reports but not conclusive about the impact on patient’s life after trauma, most of them are concern focusing on functional and productible rehabilitation, but few of them focus on a broad human aspect which completes their rehabilitation such as psychological stage.
Objectives: Our goal is to evaluate biopsychosocial status, before and after the surgical procedure, on inpatient with a maxillofacial trauma.
Materials and methods: The study took place on first semester of 2009 at the Van Buren Hospital. The focus patients, over 18 years old, presented some maxillofacial trauma or injuries that required inpatient surgical treatment. The total of nine patients selected was assessed by five psychological tests before and after the surgery.
The data was tabulated and analyzed by SPSS ® and Excel ® , and several analytic significance tests were applied such as χ 2 and ANOVA.
Results: Some of the many results gathered in this study we concluded that most of the subjects keep a level of depression considered mild to moderate. The self-esteem was kept within the normal levels. In the anxiety levels the surgical procedure proven to be a positive factor, specially shown on the patients with mandibular fractures.
Conclusion: There is no significant relevance between the surgical procedure and the biopsychosocial stages before and after surgery.
Conflict of interest: None declared.