International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Effectiveness of Bibliothreapy in Reducing the Level of Anxiety among Hospitalised Children

Mahar Naina | Godiyal Pooja [2]

Abstract: Background: Hospitalization and sickness are fearful experiences for children and their families. Bibliotherapy is one of the therapeutic approaches that uses story telling books, literature to help reduce anxiety among hospitalised children [1]. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of bibliotherapy on reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalised children at Shri Mahant Indresh Hospital, Dehradun. Material and Methods: Quantitative approach with pre-experimental research design was used in this study. A total of 50 subjects with age group 9-12 years were selected by purposive sampling technique. Modified Spence Children Anxiety scale was used to assess anxiety level. Bibliotherapy was given for 20 minutes, one times a day, for 3 days. Results: The mean age of study participants was11.58?1.61. The reduction in anxiety with a mean difference (MD) of 30.50 ? 8.31was found significant atp<0.001. Calculated 't' value is 8.91, which is greater than tabulated value 2.009 which was found significant p<0.001. Conclusion: This study concludes that bibliotherapy is an effective method in reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalized children. It is cost effective and can be done any time. The hospitalized children also feel comfort while providing bibliotherapy.

Keywords: Assess, Anxiety, Bibliotherapy, Effectiveness, Hospitalised children

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 145 - 148

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