Parental anxiety and concern for children undergoing dermatological surgery.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_C87869AEEA7B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Parental anxiety and concern for children undergoing dermatological surgery.
Journal
The Journal of dermatological treatment
Author(s)
Hoetzenecker W., Guenova E. (co-first), Krug M., Goetz A., Amarov B., Haefner H.M., Breuninger H.
ISSN
1471-1753 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0954-6634
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
25
Number
5
Pages
367-370
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Observational Study
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Parents experience anxiety and concern about their children's anesthesia and surgeries, which can adversely affect the children's outcomes. Therefore, it is important to identify the factors that influence parental fear. Because dermatological surgery is often performed in young children, we examined how a child's age and the size of the dermatological surgical area affected the levels of parental anxiety and concern. The parents' levels of anxiety and concern were accessed by parental self-reports in a prospective observational study of 106 children undergoing dermatological surgery. Correlation analysis showed that the level of parental anxiety decreased with the child's age. In contrast, the level of parental anxiety increased with the size of the surgical area. Our findings thus indicate that parents whose children undergo large-sized surgeries at a young age are at high risk. This result should be considered when performing dermatological surgery in children.
Keywords
Adolescent, Anxiety/etiology, Child, Child, Preschool, Dermatologic Surgical Procedures/psychology, Female, Humans, Infant, Male, Parents/psychology, Prospective Studies
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Web of science
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27/10/2020 22:17
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