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Effect of Pre-Operative Psycho-educational Interventions on Anxiety and Pain in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy in Shiraz Southern Iran

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G Setoodeh 1 , F Sharif 2 , * , A Faramarzi 3 , HR Tabatabaee 4

1 1Fatemeh (P.B.U.H) College of Nursing and Midwifery, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Department,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Department, Fatemeh (P.B.U.H) College of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, fsharif@sums.ac.ir, Fars, Iran

3 Department of ENT, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

4 School of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

How to Cite: Setoodeh G, Sharif F, Faramarzi A, Tabatabaee H. Effect of Pre-Operative Psycho-educational Interventions on Anxiety and Pain in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy in Shiraz Southern Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(1):52-57.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (1); 52-57
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 10, 2009
Accepted: May 17, 2009

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Abstract

Background: Excessive anxiety and stress can affect children’s physical and psychological health, hinder their ability to cope with surgery, encourage their negative behavior in association with health care, and may also inhibit their post-operative recovery. This study was conducted to determine the effects of pre-operative psycho-educational interventions on post-operative anxiety and pain in children undergoing Day- Case tonsillectomy.

 

Methods: A quasi–experimental pre-post test follow up control group design was used for 199 children aged 9 to 12 years old who were admitted for Day-Case tonsillectomy unit, along with their parents during a 12-month period. In a randomized method, 100 children were divided into the experimental group receiving psycho-educational interventions, and 99 children who were assigned to the control group receiving routine information preparation. The anxiety level of children was measured using children Speilberger State Anxiety Inventory (SSAI) and the post-operative pain level of the children was assessed by using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).

 

Results: The children in the experimental group reported lower state anxiety scores in 4-time points of post-operative periods. There was no difference in children’s post-operative pain between the two groups.

 

Conclusion: The study provides empirical evidence in support of the effectiveness of using psycho-educational interventions for preparation of children for surgery.

 

Keywords

Children Psycho-educational intervention anxiety Pain Day-Case tonsillectomy

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