Preoperative psychological preparation for children undergoing ENT operations: a comparison of two methods.

@article{Hatava2000PreoperativePP,
  title={Preoperative psychological preparation for children undergoing ENT operations: a comparison of two methods.},
  author={Pirkko Hatava and Gunnar L. Olsson and Michael Lagerkranser},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={477-86}
}
A psychological preparation programme was developed for outpatient surgery in children. The purpose of this study was to determine if the programme could increase retrieval of information and reduce anxiety prior to ENT surgery. After ethical committee approval, 160 children and their parents were included. Eighty children (group 1) received conventional verbal information from an ENT nurse, and another 80 children (group 2) received specific information, including role-play, from a nurse… CONTINUE READING

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