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The Effect of Performing Preoperative Preparation Program on School Age Children's Anxiety

Author(s): Nazanin Vaezzadeh | Zahra Esmaeeli Douki | Abbas Hadipour | Soheil Osia | Soheila Shahmohammadi | Roghieh Sadeghi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 21;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 461;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Surgery | Children | Anxiety | Therapeutic play

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine effects of performing preoperative preparation program on children's anxiety."nMethods: This study was performed in Amirkola Pediatrics Hospital, Mazandaran. A randomized controlled trail was performed on 122 children (7-12 years of age) admitted for elective surgery during 15 months. The researcher randomly assigned eligible participants in to the experimental and control groups, after pre-test baseline measurement had been taken. Analyzing was performed through independent t-test and χ2 test. P
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