publication . Article . 2014

using an educational multimedia application to prepare children for outpatient surgeries

Fernandes, S.; Arriaga, P.; Esteves, F.;
Open Access
  • Published: 21 Aug 2014 Journal: Health Communication, volume 30, pages 1,190-1,200 (issn: 1041-0236, eissn: 1532-7027, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
WOS:000361206200008 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) Surgery is a highly stressful event for children and caregivers. Extensive effort has been made to improve preoperative care in order to alleviate worry about the surgical procedure itself. This study tested the impact of an educational multimedia intervention on the cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses of children undergoing surgery, as well as on parental state anxiety. Children (n = 90) were assigned to three different groups: an educational multimedia intervention (experimental group), an entertainment video game intervention (comparison group), and a control group (no intervention). Children who...
Subjects
free text keywords: :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Communication, Health(social science), Cognition, Social psychology, Educational multimedia, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Nursing, Preoperative care, Worry, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychological intervention, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, medicine
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Project
UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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publication . Article . 2014

using an educational multimedia application to prepare children for outpatient surgeries

Fernandes, S.; Arriaga, P.; Esteves, F.;