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Perspectives of Strange Environmental Stressors among Hospitalized Children at AIMS, Kochi

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research Development

Source : Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Volume 7, Number 1, p.266–270 (2016)

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Keywords : HC-Hospitalized Children, NAVAS-Noise Assessment Visual Analogue Scale., SES-Strange Environmental Stressors

Campus : Kochi

School : College of Nursing, School of Medicine

Department : Child Health Nursing

Year : 2016

Abstract : Introduction: Common fears of childhood which includes fear of separation, loss of control and bodily injury, mutilation or harm. Hospitalization does affect the child’s control over decisions related to his/her own body. Method: The qualitative approach, exploratory research design was chosen. The tools used were Dichotomous Questions, NAVAS (Noise Assessment Visual Analogue Scale), Photographs images, Rank Order and Forced Choice Questions. The study was conducted among 100 Hospitalized Children (HC) used non probability purposive sampling technique to select the children. Results: The children 49 of them had previous exposure and 51 of them were new experience of hospitalization. Researchers were asked the opinions about existing ventilation, all (100)of them preferred open ventilation in day time but nearly half of them (52) liked closed ventilation in night. Perspectives of Strange Environmental Stressors (SES)was assessed by the use of selected photographs images - to choose in color of the unit, bedding, uniform and light set up. Most of them have chosen blue color is their favorite. Procedure room and indoor play room they have selected fantasyimagery. Hospitalequipments, supplies and utensils they have chosen fashionable, picturized items. A question was asked regarding what causes fear and stress during their hospitalization, majority of them reported such a manner, afraid of strange of any equipment’s, threatened pain in invasive procedures, scared in white uniform nurses talk and touch. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that, children’s perspectives is different, and too depth to visualize in each and everything. Especially where they spend time even if it is hospital, they are expecting fantasy environment they didn’t think as adult about the importance of hospital, treatment, health..

Cite this Research Publication : Chitra P. and Jeenu, K. M., “Perspectives of Strange Environmental Stressors among Hospitalized Children at AIMS, Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 7, pp. 266–270, 2016.

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