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The Influence of Medical Clowns on the Performance of Pulmonary Function Tests Among Preschooler Children

2016-03-16 04:08:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Medical clowns are known to assist in relaxing children and allowing better cooperation during performance of medical procedures.

The ability of medical clowns to improve the motivation of children to perform active tasks was never examined to date.

The investigators would like to examine the influence of the clowns' presence on the performance of pulmonary function test.

Description

The investigators would like to evaluate the performance of pulmonary function tests among preschool children aged 3-6 years.

Overall 200 children will participate.

The children will perform pulmonary function test without a clown present.

About an hour later half of them will perform the exam again with a medical clown assistance and the second half will repeat the examination without a clown present the differences between the performance will be evaluated.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Asthma

Intervention

medical clown

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-03-16T04:08:24-0400

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