Hospitalized School-Age Children: Psychosocial Issues and Use of a Live, Closed-Circuit Television Program

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This descriptive study utilized semi-structured interviews and observations to examine the experiences of hospitalized school-age children, and explore the potential of a live, closed-circuit television program as a psychosocial intervention. Among findings, Phase I data from 16 subjects indicates a) concern with painful medical procedures, particularly intraveneous (IV) injections, b) a desire for more information, especially concerning medical equipment, c) a variety of responses to social issues among subjects, d) the importance of activities, and e) the central role of the hospital playroom. Phase II data indicates that live, closed-circuit television can provide ambulatory and room-bound children opportunities for making ... continued below

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Ravert, Russell D. (Russell Douglas) August 1993.

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This descriptive study utilized semi-structured interviews and observations to examine the experiences of hospitalized school-age children, and explore the potential of a live, closed-circuit television program as a psychosocial intervention. Among findings, Phase I data from 16 subjects indicates a) concern with painful medical procedures, particularly intraveneous (IV) injections, b) a desire for more information, especially concerning medical equipment, c) a variety of responses to social issues among subjects, d) the importance of activities, and e) the central role of the hospital playroom. Phase II data indicates that live, closed-circuit television can provide ambulatory and room-bound children opportunities for making choices, social interaction, participation, and information on their environment. Conclusions and implications are included.

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Ravert, Russell D. (Russell Douglas). Hospitalized School-Age Children: Psychosocial Issues and Use of a Live, Closed-Circuit Television Program, thesis, August 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500433/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .