Author(s): Mohanasundari SK, Padmaja A, Kirti Kumar Rathord, Sunil Kothari


DOI: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00057.9   

Address: 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.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   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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