2015
DOI: 10.1590/1983-1447.2015.02.51514
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Play as a care strategy for children with cancer

Abstract: Objective:To understand the infl uence of play in the care process as perceived by children with cancer. Method: A descriptive, exploratory and qualitative study conducted in a children's cancer unit in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Data were collected between October 2013 and January 2014 by means of photographic records and semi-structured interviews with eight children, and content analysis with emphasis on two categories: Auxiliary instruments during play; and The infl uence of play in the process of… Show more

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“…The child happens to be in a limited place, where hospital routines and the environment itself diminish the repertoire of activities he/ she used to perform, which can interrupt his/her natural development. Moreover, due to the child's own health condition, he/she is instructed to avoid certain actions and contact with other patients, which reduces the child's interaction with people and, sometimes, causes fear in the face of illness and treatment [14].…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…The child happens to be in a limited place, where hospital routines and the environment itself diminish the repertoire of activities he/ she used to perform, which can interrupt his/her natural development. Moreover, due to the child's own health condition, he/she is instructed to avoid certain actions and contact with other patients, which reduces the child's interaction with people and, sometimes, causes fear in the face of illness and treatment [14].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The ludic presents as a strategy that can minimize the discomforts caused by hospitalization and help in coping with the disease, besides being a resource that facilitates the nursing intervention, and should be incorporated as a care phase for children with cancer [14].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Over half of studies of clown intervention lasted less than 15 minutes [3,4,12,15,16,21,22,25,[27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34]. For seventy one percent of the studies the intervention is realized by one clown at one visit [4,5,9,11,15,16,19,21,[23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33] and in twenty nine percent of the studies the clowns intervention is realized by two clown at one visit [10,[12][13][14]17,18,22,34]. …”
Section: General Conditions For the Performances Of Hospital Clownsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Other clinical outcomes medical procedure were the length of time spent in hospital 29 or the systolic blood pressure [11,20,29]. In most of the cases, the well-being was evaluated by interview [31][32][33]. Heterorated 7 [11][12][13][14]18,19,28] Blinded evaluators 2 [18,19] State and trait anxiety inventory for children (STAIC) scale 2 to 12 Self-rated 2 [22,28] State and trait anxiety inventory (STAI) adults Self-rated 9 [9][10][11][12][13][14]18,23,28] Likert scale Self-rated 1 [17] Children anxiety and pain scales (CAPSAnxiety)…”
Section: Variables Of Outcomes and Instrumentsmentioning
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