Objectives Aim of the present research is to detect anxiety and fear of examination in children and their parents during diagnostic procedures in nuclear medicine considering also other variables as knowledge of both procedures and diagnosis. Methods In 2010 an observational study with 132 children and 132 parents started through a semi structured survey and a non verbal observation of behavior. Results Study evidenced the association between anxiety and fear of examination in both groups. Furthermore at a higher level of knowledge in parents corresponds a higher level of knowledge in children. Children's anxiety level results higher in respect to their parents. Conclusions In consideration of such results a specific training of all operators has taken place in order to improve the practice of acceptance and support and achieve a complete humanization of care integrated with a psychological support.

Humanization of care in pediatrics and built-in psychological support in nuclear medicine [Umanizzazione delle cure in età pediatrica e assistenza psicologica integrata in Medicina nucleare]

BRAGGIO, PAOLO;ZUFFANTE, MICHELE;FERDEGHINI, Marco
2013

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Objectives Aim of the present research is to detect anxiety and fear of examination in children and their parents during diagnostic procedures in nuclear medicine considering also other variables as knowledge of both procedures and diagnosis. Methods In 2010 an observational study with 132 children and 132 parents started through a semi structured survey and a non verbal observation of behavior. Results Study evidenced the association between anxiety and fear of examination in both groups. Furthermore at a higher level of knowledge in parents corresponds a higher level of knowledge in children. Children's anxiety level results higher in respect to their parents. Conclusions In consideration of such results a specific training of all operators has taken place in order to improve the practice of acceptance and support and achieve a complete humanization of care integrated with a psychological support.
Children, Humanization, Nuclear medicine, Psychological support
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