When are parents helpful? A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of parental presence for pediatric anesthesia.

PURPOSE To examine the utility of parental presence to alleviate anxiety in a narrow age range of children undergoing outpatient surgery. We hypothesized that parental presence would lower anxiety scores as measured by the modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale (mYPAS) at two time-points during pediatric outpatient surgery, i.e., separation from parents… CONTINUE READING