Mohanasundari SK, Padmaja A, Kirti Kumar Rathord, Sunil Kothari
Mohanasundari SK1, Dr Padmaja A2, Dr. Kirti Kumar Rathord3, Dr. Sunil Kothari4
1PhD Scholar from INC, Faculty, College of Nursing, AIIMS Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
2Vice-Principal/Professor, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati., AP.
3Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatric Surgery, AIIMS, Jodhpur.
4Dr. Sunil Kothari, HOD of Pediatric Surgery Department. Dr SNMC Jodhpur.
Volume - 10,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2020
Introduction: Increasing attention is being paid to a variety of non-pharmacological interventions for reduction of preoperative anxiety such as music therapy, music medicine interventions, and visual imagery technique for the children undergoing surgeries. Method: Randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of visual imagery technique (VIT) with conventional intervention on preoperative anxiety among 24 children undergoing surgeries, aged between 4 to 12 years. Experimental group received prerecorded guided audio for visual imagination for 15 to 30 minutes duration minimum 3 times a day, along with conventional interventions and control group received conventional interventions. Hamilton anxiety rating scale was used to measure the preoperative anxiety level. Result: The percentage of effect was 42.4% and 2.89% in experimental and control group respectively. The effect size of experimental group was 1.34. Conclusion: If visual imagery technique given especially just before giving anesthesia, the child will experience very less anxiety or no anxiety and that could reduce the post-operative stay and improve outcome status of the child.
Cite this article:
Mohanasundari SK, Padmaja A, Kirti Kumar Rathord, Sunil Kothari. Effectiveness visual imagery techniques with Conventional Intervention on preoperative anxiety among children undergoing Surgeries in selected hospitals of Rajasthan - A Pilot study. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(3): 269-274. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00057.9
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