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ERIC Number: ED282628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a School-Based Preparation Program on Young Children's Ideas and Feelings Concerning the Hospital.
Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey
A total of 11 children 4 years of age were questioned about the purposes and procedures of hospitalization both before and a week after a special school-based preparation program. Subjects expressed more ideas, particularly regarding what occurs in hospitals, after the program than before it. Their comments about hospitalization were more specific following the intervention, but neither the accuracy nor the fluency of ideas regarding feelings was affected. Subjects maintained a generally negative view of hospital life at the conclusion of the program. Further investigation of the efficacy of school-based preparation programs in protecting the emotional well-being of hospitalized children is recommended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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