Playing in the park

What school-age children tell us about imagery

Myra Martz Huth, Debra M. Van Kuiken, Marion E. Broome

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Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study was to describe children's use of imagery before and after ambulatory surgery (AS). The study sample was a subset of 75 children (7-12 years) who were randomly assigned to the treatment group (n = 38) from five AS settings in a larger study on the effectiveness of imagery after surgery. They listened to an audiotape of imagery before surgery, after surgery, and after discharge from AS. Imagery use was evaluated with the Imagery Assessment Questionnaire and a home diary. Imagery tapes were used significantly more times at home after surgery than before surgery. There were no significant changes in the children's Imagery Assessment Questionnaire scores at any time point. Children most often imagined going to the park when they used the tape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-125
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Tape Recording

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nursing(all)

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Playing in the park : What school-age children tell us about imagery. / Huth, Myra Martz; Van Kuiken, Debra M.; Broome, Marion E.

In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 21, No. 2, 04.2006, p. 115-125.

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Huth, Myra Martz ; Van Kuiken, Debra M. ; Broome, Marion E. / Playing in the park : What school-age children tell us about imagery. In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 115-125.
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