Title

Validation of a Clinically Useful Measure of Children's State Anxiety before Medical Procedures.

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

10-1-2013

NLM Title Abbreviation

JSPN

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing : JSPN

PubMed ID

24094126

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/jspn.12042

Abstract

PURPOSE: Assessment of children's anxiety in busy clinic settings is an important step in developing tailored interventions. This article describes the construct validation of the Children's Anxiety Meter-State (CAM-S), a brief measure of state anxiety.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Existing data were used to investigate the associations between child self-reports of anxiety, parent reports of child anxiety, and observed child distress during an intravenous procedure.

RESULTS: Children's (n = 421) CAM-S scores were significantly associated with all parent measures and observed distress ratings.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Findings support the use of the CAM-S for assessment of child anxiety in clinical settings.

Keywords

Adult, Age Factors, Anxiety, Child, Child Behavior, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Diagnostic Tests, Routine, Female, Humans, Male, Neuropsychological Tests, Parent-Child Relations, Parents, Risk Assessment, Self Report, Stress, Psychological

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1944