Volume 26, Issue 84 (October 2013)                   IJN 2013, 26(84): 53-62 | Back to browse issues page

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Setoodeh G, Sharif F, Mohebbi Z, Faramarzi A, Tabatabaee H. The Effect of Preoperative Psycho- educational Intervention on Postoperative Pain in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy. IJN. 2013; 26 (84) :53-62
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1643-en.html
Master Degree, Psychiatric Nursing Dept., School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran (٭Corresponding author). Tel: +98-07116474256 Email: setoodeh@sums.ac.ir
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  Background & Aim: Fear of unknowns before a surgery makes children to experience more pain after these procedures. This study was performed to examine the effect of preoperative psycho- educational interventions on postoperative pain and return to normal life in children undergoing tonsillectomy in Shiraz city.

  Material & Methods: It was a quasi- experimental study. Convenience- systematic sampling was used to recruit 199, 9 - 12 years old children admitted for tonsillectomy to Dastgheib hospital in Shiraz city. They were randomly assigned to either experimental (n=100) or control group (n=99). The experimental group received psycho- educational interventions including a 45- minute session. Postoperative pain was assessed by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and return to normal activity was evaluated by a brief questionnaire. Data was analyzed by t-test, Chi-square test and repeated measurements design using SPSS-PC (v. 11).

  Results: The results revealed that psycho-educational interventions results in rapid return to normal activity in experimental group (p < 0.05) but it has no statistically significant effect on post -operative pain (p= 0.316).

 Conclusion: The study provided no empirical evidence in support of effectiveness of using psycho- educational interventions for reducing postoperative pain in children but it could be an effective method for rehabilitation of children after tonsillectomy.

  Received: 15 Jul 2013

  Accepted: 17 Oct 2013

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/04/30 | Accepted: 2014/04/30 | Published: 2014/04/30

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