Depression and Anxiety Responses of Hospitalized Children and Their Mothers to Therapeutic Clowns: A Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304384
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Depression and Anxiety Responses of Hospitalized Children and Their Mothers to Therapeutic Clowns: A Study
Author(s):
Alparslan, Ozgur; Yılmaz, Sümbül; Bozkurt, Gulcin; Şeker, Nevin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ozgur Alparslan, , ozgur.alparslan@gop.edu.tr; Sümbül Yılmaz, BS; Gulcin Bozkurt, ; Nevin Şeker, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

This study examined the effect anxiety and depression on hospitalized children and their mothers of therapeutic clowning in a pediatric hospital.

Methods: The sample was composed of 99 subjects (7-13 years) who had to undergo minor 3 days hospitalized. Children were randomly assigned to the clowns group (N=50) and their mothers (N=49) or the control group children (N=49) and their mothers (N=49). Children and parental anxiety and depression levels was measured by using pre-test and post-test  the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed by using SPSS version 15.0 for Windows. P was accepted as significant at < 0.05.

Results: The clown group was significantly less anxious and depressive compared with control group. There were not any significant differences between mothers of clown group and mothers of control group.

Conclusion:

Clown intervention is effective in reducing anxiety and depression levels in children during the hospitalization.

Keywords:
nursing; therapeutic clowns; Children
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDepression and Anxiety Responses of Hospitalized Children and Their Mothers to Therapeutic Clowns: A Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlparslan, Ozguren_GB
dc.contributor.authorYılmaz, Sümbülen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBozkurt, Gulcinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorŞeker, Nevinen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsOzgur Alparslan, , ozgur.alparslan@gop.edu.tr; Sümbül Yılmaz, BS; Gulcin Bozkurt, ; Nevin Şeker, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304384-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This study examined the effect anxiety and depression on hospitalized children and their mothers of therapeutic clowning in a pediatric hospital<b>. </b><p><b>Methods: </b>The sample was composed of 99 subjects (7-13 years) who had to undergo minor 3 days hospitalized. Children were randomly assigned to the clowns group (N=50) and their mothers (N=49) or the control group children (N=49) and their mothers (N=49). Children and parental anxiety and depression levels was measured by using pre-test and post-test  the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed by using SPSS version 15.0 for Windows. P was accepted as significant at < 0.05. <p><b>Results: </b>The clown group was significantly less anxious and depressive compared with control group. There were not any significant differences between mothers of clown group and mothers of control group. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Clown intervention is effective in reducing anxiety and depression levels in children during the hospitalization.en_GB
dc.subjectnursingen_GB
dc.subjecttherapeutic clownsen_GB
dc.subjectChildrenen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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