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The Effect of Watching Cartoon and Moving Musical Toy on Children’s Pain and Fear Levels During Invasive Procedures

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Department of Child Health and Diseases, Erzurum City Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Child Health and Diseases, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Arch Health Sci Res 2024; 11: 54-60
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2024.23133
Read: 68 Downloads: 71 Published: 20 February 2024

Objective: This study aims to determine the effect of watching cartoon and moving musical toy on children’s pain and fear levels during invasive procedures.

Methods: The research is a randomized controlled experimental study. The study sample consisted of 120 children—40 in the cartoon group, 40 in the moving musical toy group, and 40 in the control group—who volunteered to participate. “Questionnaire form,” “Wong–Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale (WB-FPRS),” and “Children’s Fear Scale (CFS)” were used. The research used cartoon and moving musical toy as intervention tools.

Results: The difference between the 3 groups’ WB-FPRS and CFS mean scores was statistically significant after the procedure. The difference between preapplication and postapplication WB-FPRS and CFS mean scores of the 3 groups was statistically significant (P < .05).

Conclusion: It was concluded in the study that watching cartoon and moving musical toy are effective in reducing the pain and fear levels of children. It can be recommended to inform nurses working in pediatric services about simple and affordable techniques that have been proven effective, such as showing cartoons and using musical toys, to reduce pain and fear during procedures. It is essential to encourage nurses to implement these methods in their practice

Cite this article as: Aşkan NG, Sarıalioğlu A. The effect of watching cartoon and moving musical toy on children’s pain and fear levels during invasive procedures. Arch Health Sci Res. 2024;11(1):54-60

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