The Effect of Flexible Bronchoscopy on Anxiety in Children


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TÜRKELİ A. , YILMAZ Ö., TOPÇU İ., YÜKSEL H.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.17, no.3, pp.100-104, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/ttj.30504
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-104

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) is a semi-invasive diagnostic tool that allows direct visualization of the airways. The use for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in children is incrasing with the developments in modern anesthesia. Irrespective of the type of the invasive diagnostic procedure, these interventions are known to cause anxiety in patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate the anxiety and depression status in children hospitalized for bronchoscopy and to investigate the effects of FB.