Learning Objective 1: determine the effects of tactile-kinesthetic stimulation (massage) on fear of hospitalized school age children
Learning Objective 2: determine the effects of tactile-kinesthetic stimulation (massage) on anxiety of hospitalized school age children,
In this study 80 hospitalized school age children on the study characteristics and on the purpouse of study were selected and divided in two groups.
We used Brums fear and Spilbergers anxiety questioners. Case group was exposed to a 30 minutes session of tactile-kinesthetic stimulation including back massage and Extension and flexion of the hands and foots. No intervention was done for the control group.
Results of this study indicates that there are significant difference between intensity of fear and anxiety in case group with (p= 0.000). Based on the results of the study tactile-kinesthetic stimulation reduced hospitalization dependant fear and anxiety, hence tactile-kinesthetic stimulation can be used for reducing fear and anxiety in children as a nonpharmacological intervention.
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