|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2663741||1564344||2015||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• This study examined the effects of a clown–nurse educational intervention on children undergoing day surgery for strabismus.
• The use of clowns as part of preoperative education may alleviate postoperative problems including anxiety levels among children and parents, and children's pain to surgery.
• Pediatric nurses should consider developing and providing anxiety and pain reduction intervention prior to surgical procedures in children.
This study examined the effects of a clown–nurse educational intervention on children undergoing day surgery for strabismus. This was a quasi-experimental study, using a nonequivalent control group, non-synchronized design. Fifty preschool children and their parents were invited to participate. The children in the intervention group (n = 23) received clown therapy and subsequently reported significantly lower states of physiological anxiety, which was evidenced by systolic blood pressure, standardized behavioral anxiety tests, and post-surgery pain, than the control group (n = 27). In addition, the parents in the experimental group showed a low state of physiological anxiety, evidenced by systolic blood pressure, pulse rates, standardized behavioral anxiety tests, and state-trait anxiety. The use of preoperative clown intervention may alleviate postoperative problems, not only for children, but also for their parents.
Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing - Volume 30, Issue 6, November–December 2015, Pages e89–e99