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Title: Mätning av barns oro vid undersökning eller behandling på sjukhus - en studie som utvärderar short STAI
Authors: Apell, Jeanette
Paradi, Rikard
Kokinsky, Eva
Nilsson, Stefan R
Department: University of Borås. School of Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2011
Journal Title: Vård i Norden
ISSN: 0107-4083
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Pages: 45-47
Publisher: Sykepleiernes Samarbeid i Norden
Media type: text
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Keywords: Anxiety
Subject Category: Subject categories::Social Sciences Interdisciplinary::Nursing
Strategic Research Area: Integrated nursing science
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the validity and reliability of short STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) for measuring children's anxiety in connection with procedures in hospital. Background: The children´s level of anxiety during hospitalization can cause problems and it should be evaluated with a valid and reliable instrument. STAIC-S (STAI for children) has previously been validated in children for this purpose but may be too complex to use. Short STAI has only been evaluated in adults and should be tested in children before it can be used. Methods: Children aged five to 16 filled in both STAIC-S and short STAI before and after an examination or treatment at the hospital. Results: Twenty children were included. Satisfactory internal reliability was found for short STAI with Cronbachs’s alpha 0.82. Correlation coefficients between the instruments were 0.88 before and 0.75 after the procedure. Significantly lower values were found after compared to before demonstrating constructive validity. Short STAI was easy to fill in but seven of 16 participants received help from their parents. Conclusion: Short STAI was shown to be a reliable and valid instrument for measuring anxiety in children, but a larger study is needed to confirm the validity and reliability further
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