J Pediatr Nurs 2021 Feb 20. Epub 2021 Feb 20.
University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım, Beyazıt Training and Education Hospital, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic, Şehit Ömer Halisdemir caddesi no:12 Dışkapı, Ankara, Turkey.
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the use of a standard story book, compared to an informative story book, as preoperative preparation to relieve anxiety.
Design And Methods: A total of 120 children with ASA I-II, aged 6-8 years, scheduled to undergo elective adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, and adenotonsillectomy were enrolled in this randomized controlled study. The control group received a non-medical, colorful story book, while the intervention group received an informative story book appropriate for their age. Read More