Nov 1, 1991

Parents in the anaesthetic room. A questionnaire survey of parents' reactions

Anaesthesia
I G Ryder, P M Spargo

Abstract

One hundred and forty-one parents were asked to complete a questionnaire about their reactions after accompanying their child during induction of anaesthesia. Of 139 respondents, 99% believed that their presence was of benefit to their child, and 95% believed that they helped the anaesthetist. The degree of anxiety experienced by the parent did not significantly affect this view, nor was the degree of anxiety affected by the method of induction chosen by the anaesthetist.

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Nervousness
Anesthesia Procedures
Anesthesiology
Step-parent
Absence of Sensation
Attitude
Anxiety Disorders
Anesthetics

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