Children's distress during magnetic resonance imaging procedures.

  title={Children's distress during magnetic resonance imaging procedures.},
  author={Vida L. Tyc and Diane Fairclough and Barbara Fletcher and Laurie Leigh and Raymond K. Mulhern},
  journal={Children's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health},
  volume={24 1},
We investigated the epidemiology of pediatric anxiety and distress associated with magnetic resonance imaging procedures (MRIPs). Scores on the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, Gorsuch, Lushene, Vagg, & Jacobs, 1983) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (Spielberger, Edwards, Lushene, Montuori, & Platzek, 1973), and subjective ratings of distress associated with MRIP were obtained from 55 pediatric oncology patients and their parents. Approximately 30% of children and… CONTINUE READING

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