International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016

The Effect of Story Narration Regarding Orientation to Pediatric Unit on the Level of Anxiety among Hospitalized Children in Pune City

Deepika Sagar [3] | Pravina Mahadalker | Bhagyashree Jogdeo

Abstract: Anxiety in children is very much common as they have the fear of the unknown and they dont understand for what they are being admitted in the hospital. So there are many complimentary therapies which are used to relieve anxiety and so one of them is bibliotherapy or reading books as therapy. Purpose To assess the effect of story narration regarding orientation to pediatric unit is seen on level of anxiety among hospitalized children in Pune city. Objectives To assess & compare the level of anxiety before & after story narration & to associate the level of anxiety with selected demographic variables. Method This study based on pre experimental one group pre test, post test research design.100 samples were selected by non probability purposive sampling technique. Modified Spence children anxiety scale was used. Results In this study Average anxiety score 69.6 with standard deviation of 17.2 before story narration and average score 37.9 with standard deviation of 8.3 were found after story narration. T- value corresponding to this comparison were 14.5 at 99 degree of freedom. Corresponding table valued were 2.05, the null hypothesis was rejected. Average anxiety level before story narration was 69.6 which decreased to 37.9 after the story narration therapy. Conclusion This study concludes that the story narration therapy was effective in reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalized children.

Keywords: effect, bibliotherapy, hospitalized children

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,

Pages: 2433 - 2437

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