Quasi Experimental Study to Evaluate the Impact of Psychoeducational Intervention on Level of Anxiety among Hospitalized Children
Keywords:Two sample t tests were used to determine the impact of psycho educational intervention on anxiety level among hospitalized participants. As psycho educational intervention has administered to
Background of the study: There are various way to provide Psycho-education(PI) to the patient
admitted in the hospital. It is broadly steered by four main goals: transfer of information, medication
and treatment support, training and support in self-help and self-care, and the provision of a safe place
to vent emotional frustrations.
An excessive or persistent state of anxiety leads devastating effect on children’s physical as well as mental
health. Psych education is scientifically proved therapeutic intervention which helps to the client along with
family members to cope with illness and give the information as well as support to understand in better way
.Psych education is helps to children and their family to minimize the emotional trauma during the hospital
1) To determine the impact of psycho educational intervention on anxiety level among children with
2) To find out the association between socio demographic variable with the pre intervention anxiety level
among hospitalized children.
Methodology: The study was executed by using quantitative research approach with quasi experimental
design. The study was conducted at selected three hospitals of Anand district, two hospital of Vadodara
district and one Hospital of Ahmedabad District, Gujarat. 33 Hospitalized 6 – 12 year old children were
selected for each experimental group and control group using convenient sampling technique. For both
groups, Pre-intervention anxiety level assessment was done using Performa of demographic variables,
Modified Hamilton Rating Scale. Psycho educational intervention included play book and guided imagery
administered to the 6-12 year old hospitalized children of experimental group for duration of 30 minutes
for 3 consecutive days. On third day anxiety level have been level done on third day after 5 hours from last
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