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Article: Effects of social interaction on distress and recovery from minor surgery in elective paediatric patients

TitleEffects of social interaction on distress and recovery from minor surgery in elective paediatric patients
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Issue Date1992
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Journal Of Paediatrics And Child Health, 1992, v. 28 n. 1, p. 17-21 How to Cite?
AbstractThirty-six children aged 2-10 years, the majority of whom were males admitted for urogenital surgery, were observed for level and frequency of distress and type of social interaction over the duration of hospitalization. The results indicate that high levels of observed distress were associated with longer post-operative hospital stays. Staff interactions were associated with higher levels of distress while peer caretaking interactions were associated with lower levels of distress. We tested the hypothesis that social interaction lowered distress, leading to a briefer hospital stay. Using path analysis, we found peer caretaking interactions accounted for a small but significant percentage of the observed variance in duration of post-operative hospital stay. These data illustrate the potential importance of social environments in the maintenance or reduction of distress before and after paediatric surgery. This raises the expectation that certain types of social environments could facilitate recovery from surgery.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151499
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dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, FSHen_US
dc.contributor.authorSaing, Hen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:23:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:23:59Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Paediatrics And Child Health, 1992, v. 28 n. 1, p. 17-21en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-993Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151499-
dc.description.abstractThirty-six children aged 2-10 years, the majority of whom were males admitted for urogenital surgery, were observed for level and frequency of distress and type of social interaction over the duration of hospitalization. The results indicate that high levels of observed distress were associated with longer post-operative hospital stays. Staff interactions were associated with higher levels of distress while peer caretaking interactions were associated with lower levels of distress. We tested the hypothesis that social interaction lowered distress, leading to a briefer hospital stay. Using path analysis, we found peer caretaking interactions accounted for a small but significant percentage of the observed variance in duration of post-operative hospital stay. These data illustrate the potential importance of social environments in the maintenance or reduction of distress before and after paediatric surgery. This raises the expectation that certain types of social environments could facilitate recovery from surgery.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Paediatrics and Child Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Hospitalized - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFemale Urogenital Diseases - Surgeryen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshLength Of Stay - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMale Urogenital Diseasesen_US
dc.subject.meshPostoperative Careen_US
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological - Epidemiology - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.titleEffects of social interaction on distress and recovery from minor surgery in elective paediatric patientsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.pmid1554511-
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dc.identifier.volume28en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage17en_US
dc.identifier.epage21en_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTam, FSH=7004921624en_US
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