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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the effectiveness of play therapy in reducing pain among children undergoing venipuncture at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida. U.P

Pankaj Rana, Latha P and Pauline Sharmila

Background: Pain in hospitalized children may be caused by the disease, treatment and procedures. In this context, it is consensus among most researchers that children should be treated and evaluated according to age group and cognitive development with adequate tools. So, it is up to the nursing team to be prepared to evaluate and treat pain with a holistic and more humanized view.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess effectiveness of play therapy in reducing pain among children undergoing venipuncture.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of pain among children undergoing venipuncture in control and experimental group. 2. To assess the effectiveness of play therapy among children undergoing venipuncture in experimental group. 3. To find association between level of pain of children with their selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 60 Children between the ages of 4-7 yrs with IV cannulation admitted in Sharda hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh were selected by using Probability, simple random sampling method.
Results: The comparison of Frequency, Mean and Standard deviation between experimental and control group reveals that the level of pain in control group is more as compared to the experimental group. So the null hypothesis is rejected and research hypothesis is accepted.
Pages : 42-44 | 760 Views | 412 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pankaj Rana, Latha P and Pauline Sharmila. A study to assess the effectiveness of play therapy in reducing pain among children undergoing venipuncture at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida. U.P. International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice. 2019; 2(1): 42-44.
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