International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 6.3 / 10

Effectiveness of Selected Play Material on the Level of Anxiety among Hospitalized Children in Selected Hospital at Kamrup Metro, Assam

Amy Lalringhluani [2] | Ellora Das [3]

Abstract: Background: Hospital admission, elicits anxiety which can cause negative outcomes on the children?s physical, psychological, behavioural, cognitive and academic development. Play in the hospital provides diversion and is a mean for release of tension and expression of feelings. Materials and Method: A pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design was adopted to assess the effectiveness of selected play material on the level of anxiety among hospitalized children in selected hospital at Kamrup Metro, Assam. 51 hospitalized children of ages 2-5 years were selected using convenience sampling technique. Self-made play dough was administered as play material. A hospital observed checklist was used to collect data. Results: The study revealed that mean difference of pre-test and post-test anxiety score was 14.05 and ?t? value (27.45) was found statistically significant at (p<0.05) level of significance. The study also revealed significant association between pretest anxiety with age and educational level of the hospitalized children. Conclusion: The study showed that Selected Play Material was effective in reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalized children.

Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Play Material, Anxiety, Hospitalized children

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 600 - 604

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