International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Anaesthesiology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024


A Study of Non-Pharmacological Methods for Relieving of Anxiety in Pediatric Patient Undergoing Surgery with General Anesthesia: A Controlled Prospective Study

Dr Parushni Palawat | Dr Alaka Purohit


Abstract: Background: Preoperative anxiety in children is a common phenomenon which is associated with negative behaviour that occurs during surgery. Anxiety can be reduced by pharmacological methods or nonpharmacological methods. Pharmacological methods include antianxiety drugs. We studied non pharmacological methods for relieving anxiety in pediatric patients. Material and methods: A Hospital based prospective Interventional study was conducted in 50 children divided in two groups (Group A n=25, Group B n=25). Group A children were indulged with games and Group B were control. To compare MYPAS score and Separation Anxiety score in both groups we used one-way analysis of variance (ONE ?WAY ANOVA) and difference between the groups were compared using unpaired T-Test. Results: MYPAS for case group was 76.48 and that of control group it was 38.8. Separation score was 1 in 60% patients in Group A and in Group B maximum children with score of 3 and 4. Conclusion: We concluded that non pharmacological assets play a role in diminishing the anxiety based results during and after surgeries with anaesthesia.


Keywords: preoperative anxiety, nonpharmacological methods, pediatric patients, MYPAS score, Seperation Anxiety Score


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 35 - 38


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