Anxiety And Perioperative Anxiety

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• This is a reliable source of information. This article was published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, a reputable and well-known journal. This specific journal received the following score for Impact Factor: 1.741. This journal also received the following rankings: ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 8/109 (Nursing (Social Science)); 10/111 (Nursing (Science)).
It is common for parents and children to experience anxiety when children undergo surgery. Perioperative anxiety is known to influence a child’s ability to cope with surgery and has negative impacts on their postoperative recovery. While there have been numerous studies that exemplify that parent’s anxiety is positively associated/correlated
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Therefore the authors of the current experiment aimed to examine the effects of a therapeutic play intervention for children on their parents; perioperative anxiety and the relationship between parent’s and their children’s anxiety. A secondary aim of the study was to investigate the parents’ perceptions of the provided intervention. The literature review of this experiment …show more content…
The study enrolled a total of 106 pairs of parents and their children (ages 6-14 years old). The experimental and control group each contained 53 pairs. These participants were recruited through a public hospital in Singapore between November 2011 and August 2013. In the control group, parents and their children received the standard of care from the hospital staff, whereas in the experimental group, parents accompanied their children to an additional 1-hour therapeutic play intervention between 3-7 days before surgery. The parents demographic information was recorded. Anxiety was measured by the State Anxiety Scale for Children (SAS-C) and the State Anxiety Scale for Adults (SAS-A), used respectively. These measures were obtained at baseline (3-7 days prior to the surgery), post-test 1 (day of surgery), and post-test 2 (24 hours+ after surgical operation). A research assistant, who delivered the intervention, undertook the process of evaluating perceptions of the intervention using semi-structured interviews, with the aid of an interview guide. In the methods section, participant characteristics, sample selection processes, and methodology were all clearly

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