[The effect of "hospital clowns" on distress and maladaptive behaviours of children who are undergoing minor surgery].

@article{Meisel2009TheEO,
  title={[The effect of "hospital clowns" on distress and maladaptive behaviours of children who are undergoing minor surgery].},
  author={Victoria Meisel and Karin Chellew and Esperança Ponsell and Ana Cl{\'a}udia Andrade Ferreira and Leonor Bordas and Gloria Garc{\'i}a-Banda},
  journal={Psicothema},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={604-9}
}
The presence of clowns in health care settings is a program used in many countries to reduce distress in children who are undergoing surgery. The aim of the present study is to determine the effect of the presence of clowns on children's distress and maladaptive behaviours while in hospital for minor surgery. The sample consisted of 61 pediatric patients (aged 3-12 years) undergoing general anesthesia for minor surgery. Participants were assigned to two groups: experimental and control group… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 7 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.