Volume 15, Number 1 (4-2005)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2005, 15(1): 65-71 | Back to browse issues page


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yaghoobi Y, shafipour Z, atrkar roushan Z, modaber nia J. Effect of playing on anxiety of hospitalized school age children. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (1) :65-71
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-209-en.html

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Introduction: Anxiety is one of the most common reactions to stressors and ‎hospitalized children confront it and playing is a priority care to reduce stress.‎

Objective: The present study was conducted to determine the effect of playing on the ‎level of anxiety in school- age children hospitalized in educational pediatric centers ‎in Rasht city.‎

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study conducted on ‎‏110‏‎ hospitalized school- ‎age children. These children were randomized into two groups according to their ‎characteristics and number of room they were hospitalized.‎ For data collection, two questionnaires were used which included demographic ‎information and espielberger`s anxiety scale and also a vital sign check list was used. ‎The methodology included that after completing the questionnaires send to play ‎room and played for half an hour. But for control group no intervention was done. ‎After half an hour play, the experiment group returned to their beds in their rooms ‎and the anxiety questionnaire and check list were done again.‎

 Results: Findings indicated that play significantly decreased anxiety level in ‎hospitalized children and T-test showed significant difference between the ‎experiment and control group (p<‎‏0.0001‏‎).‎

Conclusion: According to the above findings, it can be said that play is a proper ‎method of coping with anxiety, physical and mental health, and confrontating the ‎difficulty of illness and hospitalization.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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