Attention, coping, and activity in children undergoing orthopaedic surgery.

@article{Lamontagne1997AttentionCA,
  title={Attention, coping, and activity in children undergoing orthopaedic surgery.},
  author={Lynda L Lamontagne and Julie E Johnson and Joseph T. Hepworth and Benjamin D. Johnson},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={487-94}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine how children's preoperative focus of attention on the stresses of surgery related to their preoperative coping and return to usual activities during recovery. Children's attention was classified according to three different foci: concrete-objective, emotion, and vague. Children (N = 97) between the ages of 8 and 17 years who were undergoing major orthopaedic surgery participated in the study. Data were collected the day before surgery, and at 3, 6, and… CONTINUE READING