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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.
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.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-03-16T04:08:24-0400
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