Egészségügyi félelmek: Epidemiológia és prevenció 5-6 éves gyermekek körében

Translated title of the contribution: Fear of medical care: Epidemiology and prevention among 5-6 years old children

Dávid Pócs, Réka Siklósi, T. Nyári, Katalin Barabás

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INTRODUCTION - At least 5-10% of the adult population is afraid of medical care. These fears may begin in preschool years. Therefore, the aim of our study was to assess the rates of medical fears among 5-6 year old children, and to prove that medical fears can be reduced by a health promotion program for children called "Teddy Bear Hospital" POPULATION AND METHODS - 248 children participated in the study (average age: 5.5 years, 45% girl, 55% boy). The "Teddy group" (129 children) took part in the Teddy Bear hospital program (Teddy group). The control group (119 children) did not take part in this program (control group). Questionnaires, including a Visual Analog Scale, a picture test, and drawing analyses were completed on two separate occasions three weeks apart difference. RESULTS - Fear of needles was the most frequent fear (59%) among the participating children, followed by the fear of medical environment (33%), the fear because of the lack of information (27%), the fear of doctors (20%), and the fear of pain (15%). On the basis of the picture test the fear of doctors significantly decreased in the Teddy group (from 18% to 7%) compared with the control group (from 10% to 11%, p

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Egészségügyi félelmek : Epidemiológia és prevenció 5-6 éves gyermekek körében. / Pócs, Dávid; Siklósi, Réka; Nyári, T.; Barabás, Katalin.

In: Lege Artis Medicinae, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2013, p. 28-36.

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Pócs, Dávid ; Siklósi, Réka ; Nyári, T. ; Barabás, Katalin. / Egészségügyi félelmek : Epidemiológia és prevenció 5-6 éves gyermekek körében. In: Lege Artis Medicinae. 2013 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 28-36.
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