Medical preparation as an intervention to reduce school age children's medical exam distress in the primary healthcare setting

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dc.contributor Lian, Bradley E.
dc.contributor Burns-Nader, Sherwood
dc.contributor.advisor Hernandez-Reif, Maria
dc.contributor.author Posey, Colleen Shannon
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:23:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:23:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000782
dc.identifier.other Posey_alatus_0004M_10907
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1286
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Children frequently experience anxiety when in a medical setting, which can have both short and long term negative psychological consequences. To reduce these negative repercussions, medial preparation programs have been developed to address and avoid procedural fear and anxiety in the pediatric population. These medical preparation programs have also been shown to counteract short term anxieties and possible long term negative effects. While most medical preparation programs are aimed at hospital patients, the current study targeted school age children visiting a pediatrician at a university clinic. The purpose of this study was to determine whether receiving medical preparation by a Certified Child Life Specialist resulted in less anxiety, fear, and procedural distress for children visiting a pediatrician compared to children who did not receive preparation. Thirty-six pediatric patients, ages 5 1/2-12 years of age, were randomly assigned to one of two groups: one group receiving medical preparation by a Certified Child Life Specialist (experimental group), and the other group spent time watching an age appropriate video on animal life (control group). The medical preparation group showed decreased levels of fear and anxiety, while the unprepared children in the control group showed higher levels of anxiety.
dc.format.extent 45 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Medicine
dc.title Medical preparation as an intervention to reduce school age children's medical exam distress in the primary healthcare setting
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Human Development and Family Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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