Bodily and verbal expressions of postoperative symptoms in 3- to 6-year-old boys.

  title={Bodily and verbal expressions of postoperative symptoms in 3- to 6-year-old boys.},
  author={Berith Wennstr{\"o}m and Ingrid Helena Bergh},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  volume={23 1},
The aim of this study was to investigate how small boys between 3 and 6 years of age describe bodily and verbal expressions of postoperative symptoms. The data collection was carried out at a large general hospital in Sweden and included both participant observations and semistructured interviews. The results provided a description of how 3- to 6-year-old boys bodily and verbally express postoperative symptoms. The results also showed that small children have difficulties in distinguishing pain… CONTINUE READING

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