Essay on Is This A Reliable Source?

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Is this a reliable source?
• 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 with their child’s anxiety, there has been very limited research examining the relationship of a therapeutic play intervention provided to children escorted to the hospital by their parents. 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 highlighted that surgery is anxiety inducing in both children and their families, particularly when this is the child’s first surgical experience, due to lack of knowledge about…

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