Assess the effectiveness of cartoon animation video on pain reduction during surgical dressing among children: A Pilot Study

Surbhi Royna Kehari, Dr. Ramya K Kannan
2022 International journal of advanced psychiatric nursing  
Children's are constantly on the move, exploring their world with exuberance, curiosity and a seemingly endless source of energy. A child's capacity for learning in this stage is enormous. Preschool-age children learn and develop from every experience, relationship, and adventure they encounter. Being brought to the hospital causes fear and anxiety in 3 to 6 years old children. Quantitative research study Quasi experimental post-test only control group design was used. Total 40 Children was
more » ... cted by using of purposive sampling method in which 20 Children for experimental group and 20 Children for control group from selected hospitals of Jabalpur city. The motive of this study was to assess the reduction of pain during surgical dressing of pre-school children. In this study cartoon animation video refers to a recording of moving pictures and sound that is made from a computer graphics such as Tom and Jerry, Shinchan, Doraemon, and Chhota Bheem, which will be shown to children on 2 nd and 3 rd day of surgical dressing. In this study pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience feel by children during surgical dressing which would be assessed by FLACC pain scale. The FLACC scale or Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability scale is a measurement used to assess pain for children between the ages of 2 months and 7 years or individuals that are unable to communicate their pain. The scale is scored in a range of 1-15. The scale has five criteria, which are each assigned a score of 1, 2, 3. Interpreting the pain score: Total score was 15, Minimum score-5, Maximum score-15, 1-5= Mild Pain, 6-10= Moderate pain, 11-15= severe Pain. Overall findings indicate that there is need to reduce pain during surgical dressing of preschool children in surgical wards of selected hospitals.
doi:10.33545/26641348.2022.v4.i2a.84 fatcat:cs3aogmcsrcrdluxznutynieni