A study to assess the effectiveness of bibliotherapy in reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalized children in selected hospital at Kanyakumari District

Manjusha, M R (2016) A study to assess the effectiveness of bibliotherapy in reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalized children in selected hospital at Kanyakumari District. Masters thesis, Global College of Nursing, Marthandam.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Anxiety refers to uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future. STATEMENT: “A study to assess the effectiveness of bibliotherapy in reducing the level of anxiety among hospitalized children in selected hospital at Kanyakumari District.” Objectives 1. To assess the pre and post test level of anxiety among hospitalized children in experimental group and control group. 2. To compare the post test level of anxiety among hospitalized children between experimental group and control group. 3. To find out the association between the pre test level of anxiety among hospitalized children with their selected demographic variables such as age, gender, mother education, education of child, previous hospitalization, area of living and birth order. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: The research design adopted for this study was quasi experimental design .The sample size was 60 and was drawn through purposive sampling technique. The feasibility of the study and the refinement of the tool were assessed through pilot study. The level of anxiety was assessed by using Modified Spence Children Anxiety scale. The data collection for the main study was done from 1-4-2016 to 30-4-2016. Bibliotherapy given for experimental group. Post test was done after intervention. The data gathered were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical method. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: The mean score on level of anxiety in Experimental group was 1.37 in pre test and 0.5 in post test. The paired„t‟ value was 13.71 which is significant at p >0.05. It shows that bibliotherapy was effective in improving the level of anxiety among hospitalized children. The mean post test score on level of anxiety in experimental group and control group was 0.5 and 1.6 respectively. The estimated unpaired "t" value was 8.46 which is significant at p > 0.05. It shows that bibliotherapy was effective in improving the level of anxiety. Hence the research hypothesis (H1) is accepted. CONCLUSION: This study inference revealed that regular practice of bibliotherapy could bring about desired reduction of anxiety among hospitalized children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: effectiveness ; bibliotherapy ; reducing ; level of anxiety ; hospitalized children ; selected hospital ; Kanyakumari District.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 17:30
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 17:30
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10057

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