International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


Effectiveness of Play Therapy on Anxiety and Psychosocial Adjustment among Hospitalized Preschool Children

Ahammed Mansoor K. | Rakhi Manjooran


Abstract: The present study assessed the anxiety and psychosocial adjustment among hospitalized preschool children in Institute of Child Health, Kottayam. A quantitative research approach with pre testpost test control design was used for the study. The conceptual framework for the study was based on Betty Neuman?s system model. Sixty preschool children admitted in medical wards of Institute of Child Health (ICH), Kottayam were selected by purposive sampling, 30 each in control and experimental group. Socio personal data and clinical data sheet, Modified Yale Anxiety Assessment Scale and Structured Psychosocial Adjustment Scale were used for data collection. Pretest was done on the day of admission. Play therapy was given to the experimental group for four consecutive days half an hour daily in the morning and in the evening. Post test was done on the fifth day of admission. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the study revealed that majority of hospitalized preschool children had moderate anxiety and psychosocial adjustment and the play therapy had a significant effect in reducing anxiety and promoting psychosocial adjustment among hospitalized preschool children. The study also revealed that there was a significant association between anxiety among hospitalized preschool children and selected variables like age and education of preschool children.


Keywords: Play therapy, anxiety, psychosocial adjustment, hospitalized preschool children


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 428 - 430


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