International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015

A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Storytelling by Researcher on the Hospitalization Anxiety of Children Admitted in Pediatric Ward of Selected Hospitals of District Patiala, Punjab

Lata Kanchan | Sharma Mukesh Chandra [4] | Sareen Aarti

Abstract: Introduction Hospitalization is considered as stressful event for children of all ages. The hospitalization anxiety in child can delay the disease recovery process. So it is necessary to provide some distraction therapy to children to make their hospitalization a better experience for them. Storytelling can act as a distracter and help in reduction of anxiety of hospitalized children. Aim The aim of the study was to evaluate effectiveness of storytelling on hospitalization anxiety of children. Method An experimental approach with pretest post test control group design was used. Total 180samples were selected by using disproportional stratified sampling technique. Tools used for data collection were Observational Checklist, Structured Interview schedule and feeling faces. Results Results showed there is significant decrease in post-test hospitalization anxiety scores (z=-8.243, p<0.05) assessed by observational checklist, (z=-9.381, p<0.05 %) by interview schedule.

Keywords: Hospitalization anxiety, Hospitalized children, storytelling

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,

Pages: 706 - 709

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