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Pediatric psychology paper among most cited

Published: March 20, 2018

A paper produced by an interdisciplinary team of McMaster University researchers from the faculties of Health Sciences and Science has been recognized as one of the top 20 cited articles published in 2016 in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

The study is entitled Systematic Review: Audiovisual Interventions for Reducing Preoperative Anxiety in Children Undergoing Elective Surgery. The results suggest that audiovisual interventions such as videos and interactive games are more effective than usual care alone in reducing anxiety, postoperative pain, behaviours and recovery, and improving compliance during anesthetic induction for children undergoing surgery. Article authors are Cheryl Chow and Louis Schmidt from the Faculty of Science and Ryan Van Lieshout, Kathleen Dobson and Norman Buckley of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

 

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