Impact of Nurses' Uniforms on Hospital Anxiety at the Time of Admission among 3-6 Year-old Children in Department of Pediatrics Affiliated with Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad

Abbasian, Farzaneh and Reyhani, Tayebeh and asghari nekah, mohsen and Behnam vashani, Hamidreza (2019) Impact of Nurses' Uniforms on Hospital Anxiety at the Time of Admission among 3-6 Year-old Children in Department of Pediatrics Affiliated with Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad. Navid No, 21 (68). pp. 40-49.

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Abstract

Introduction:About 30 of the children are hospitalized at least once during their childhood. Health care providers are among one of the effective factors in alleviating children's stressduring hospitalization. Therefore, nurses have to wear clothes with attracting colors to reduce stress among children. This study aimed to investigate the effect of nursing clothing on admission anxiety among children aged 3-6 year old in Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad. Materials and Methods:This randomized clinical control trial was conducted on 50 children admitted to the paediatric ward at Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad during 1395. The cases were divided into two groups of intervention and control using nonrandom sampling. The data were analyzed through the visual self-report scale for anxiety. Results:The findings revealed that the control group showed higher levels of anxiety, compared to the intervention group. There was a significant difference in terms of anxiety scores between the intervention and the control groups (P<0.001). Conclusion:The study showed that patterned nursing clothes alleviate the anxiety among children. Therefore, it is recommended to use clothes with patterns in contrast to plain uniforms in paediatric ward to reduce children's anxiety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
WY Nursing
Divisions: Journals > Navid No
Depositing User: nnj nnj
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 09:49
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 09:50
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11405

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