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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 269) Last page : ( 274)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00057.9

Effectiveness visual imagery techniques with Conventional Intervention on preoperative anxiety among children undergoing Surgeries in selected hospitals of Rajasthan -A Pilot study

Mohanasundari SK1,*, Dr Padmaja A2, Dr. Rathord Kirti Kumar3, Dr. Kothari Sunil4

1PhD Scholar from INC, Faculty, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

2Vice-Principal/Professor, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati., AP

3Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatric Surgery, AIIMS, Jodhpur

4HOD of Pediatric Surgery Department. Dr SNMC, Jodhpur

*Corresponding Author Email: roshinikrishitha@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Introduction: Increasing attention is being paid to a variety of non-pharmacological interventions for reduction of preoperative anxiety such as music therapy, music medicine interventions, and visual imagery technique for the children undergoing surgeries. Method: Randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of visual imagery technique (VIT) with conventional intervention on preoperative anxiety among 24 children undergoing surgeries, aged between 4 to 12 years. Experimental group received prerecorded guided audio for visual imagination for 15 to 30 minutes duration minimum 3 times a day, along with conventional interventions and control group received conventional interventions. Hamilton anxiety rating scale was used to measure the preoperative anxiety level. Result: The percentage of effect was 42.4% and 2.89% in experimental and control group respectively. The effect size of experimental group was 1.34. Conclusion: If visual imagery technique given especially just before giving anesthesia, the child will experience very less anxiety or no anxiety and that could reduce the post-operative stay and improve outcome status of the child.

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Keywords

Visual imagery technique, Conventional interventions, Preoperative anxiety and children undergoing surgeries.

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