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Article: Parental anxiety associated with participation in anaesthetic induction in children: Questionnaire survey

TitleParental anxiety associated with participation in anaesthetic induction in children: Questionnaire survey
Authors
KeywordsAnesthesia
Questionnaires
Psychology
Preoperative care
Parent-child relations
Child
Anxiety
Issue Date1999
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1999, v. 5, n. 1, p. 21-26 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective. To determine the reasons why Chinese parents accompany their child during anaesthetic induction; to explore the level of anxiety experienced by the parents; and to evaluate the factors that contribute to parental anxiety. Design. Questionnaire study of Chinese parents who had chosen to be present during the anaesthetic induction of their child between January 1997 and July 1997. Setting. Day Surgery Unit at a public hospital, Hong Kong. Participants. One hundred and fifty-one Chinese parents of 151 children undergoing general anaesthesia for surgery. Main outcome measure. Parental anxiety, as evaluated by a self-reported rating system and the State-Trait Anxiety Scale. Results. More than half (56%) of the participants graded their experience as either 'very anxious but tolerable' or 'a little anxious', and only 2% graded the situation as 'very anxious, intolerable'. All participants were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their experience. The type of surgery and any history of previous surgical intervention were found to be factors that determined the level of anxiety (P<0.05). Conclusions. Most Chinese parents decide to be present at their child's anaesthetic induction because of a sense of duty and concern. Parental presence does not provoke further or intolerable parental anxiety. One limitation of this study is that the level of anxiety measured might be due to the combination of anaesthetic induction and surgery rather than to concerns about anaesthetic induction alone.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209445
ISSN
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dc.contributor.authorLui, J.C.Z.-
dc.contributor.authorWu, K.K.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-21T07:49:20Z-
dc.date.available2015-04-21T07:49:20Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1999, v. 5, n. 1, p. 21-26-
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209445-
dc.description.abstractObjective. To determine the reasons why Chinese parents accompany their child during anaesthetic induction; to explore the level of anxiety experienced by the parents; and to evaluate the factors that contribute to parental anxiety. Design. Questionnaire study of Chinese parents who had chosen to be present during the anaesthetic induction of their child between January 1997 and July 1997. Setting. Day Surgery Unit at a public hospital, Hong Kong. Participants. One hundred and fifty-one Chinese parents of 151 children undergoing general anaesthesia for surgery. Main outcome measure. Parental anxiety, as evaluated by a self-reported rating system and the State-Trait Anxiety Scale. Results. More than half (56%) of the participants graded their experience as either 'very anxious but tolerable' or 'a little anxious', and only 2% graded the situation as 'very anxious, intolerable'. All participants were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their experience. The type of surgery and any history of previous surgical intervention were found to be factors that determined the level of anxiety (P<0.05). Conclusions. Most Chinese parents decide to be present at their child's anaesthetic induction because of a sense of duty and concern. Parental presence does not provoke further or intolerable parental anxiety. One limitation of this study is that the level of anxiety measured might be due to the combination of anaesthetic induction and surgery rather than to concerns about anaesthetic induction alone.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal-
dc.subjectAnesthesia-
dc.subjectQuestionnaires-
dc.subjectPsychology-
dc.subjectPreoperative care-
dc.subjectParent-child relations-
dc.subjectChild-
dc.subjectAnxiety-
dc.titleParental anxiety associated with participation in anaesthetic induction in children: Questionnaire survey-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0032986475-
dc.identifier.volume5-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage21-
dc.identifier.epage26-

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