Effectiveness of play material on the level of anxiety among hospitalized children (9-12 yrs) in pediatric medical ward at institute of child health and research centre, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

Chendraya Perumal, N (2014) Effectiveness of play material on the level of anxiety among hospitalized children (9-12 yrs) in pediatric medical ward at institute of child health and research centre, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

A study to assess the effectiveness of play material on the level of anxiety among hospitalized children (9-12 yrs) in pediatric medical ward at Institute of Child Health and Research Centre, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai OBJECTIVES: 1. To evaluate the effectiveness of play material in terms of reducing anxiety among hospitalized children (9-12Yrs). DESIGN: True experimental study was used to evaluate the effectiveness of play material in terms of reducing anxiety among hospitalized children (9-12yrs) in pediatric medical ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. The tool used for this study consists of demographic data and modified standardized pediatric anxiety rating scale. The populations of this study were 60 children (experimental-30, control-30) in the age group of 9-12 years admitted in pediatric medical ward who undergone treatment and other diagnostic procedure. Samples for the study were selected through simple random sampling technique. Conceptual frame work used for this study was King’s open system (1981) model. RESULTS: The findings of the present study revealed that the computed post-test "t" value in over all area was highly significant (t = 13.83, P < 0.05, df = 29). The mean and S.D value(mean=3.66, S.D=1.16) of post-test was lower than the pre-test value (mean=17.86, S.D=5.11). This shows that there was highly significant reduction of anxiety level after getting play intervention. In experimental group post-test anxiety level was not associated with the demographic variable. CONCLUSION: Play therapy was found to be very effective diversional technique to reduce the anxiety level as well as stressors of childhood hospitalization in hospitalized children, but it needs more practice and follow as a routine diversional technique in the ward for better hospitalization without any psychological responses of hospitalization (anxiety, depression).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness ; play material ; level of anxiety ; hospitalized children (9-12 yrs) ; pediatric medical ward ; institute of child health and research centre ; Government Rajaji Hospital ; Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2018 14:20
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2018 14:20
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10190

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