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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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Preoperative Parental Anxiety before Elective Surgery in Children: Developing countries Perspective
Raja Sudhakar Kantharaj
Valliammal Shanmugam1, Ramachandra2, Raja Sudhakar Kantharaj3
1Lecturer, College of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Deemed University, Bangalore.
2Additional Professor and Principal College of Nursing, Department of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Deemed University, Bangalore.
3Scholar, National Consortium for Ph. D in Nursing by Indian Nursing Council in Collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore.
Background: The admission of children for elective surgery is most frequently done on the day of surgery and it is crucial in reducing parental anxiety. Aim: To explore the preoperative parental anxiety before elective surgery in Children. Method: Data was collected through self report using State - Trait Anxiety Inventory from 151 parents, preoperatively. Results: It was found that parents of a child undergoing for an abdominal surgery had a significantly higher level of state anxiety than those whose child was going for herniotomy (F = 3.67; P< 0.05). Type of surgery and any history of previous surgery were found to be factors that determined the level of anxiety (F = 5.84; P< 0.05). Findings revealed a positive significant correlation between the State Anxiety Inventory [SAI] and Trait Anxiety Inventory [TAI] (r = 0.31; P<0.05).
Anxiety. Parents. Children. State - Trait Anxiety Inventory. Preoperatively. Elective surgery.
Valliammal Shanmugam, Ramachandra, Raja Sudhakar Kantharaj. Preoperative Parental Anxiety before Elective Surgery in Children: Developing countries Perspective. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(1): Jan.-March 2014; Page 123-126.
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