Educative game tool reduces the pre-operation of anxiety in school age children
Educational game tools can be an appropriate educational method for children because it can create exciting play situations to reduce anxiety on pre-operative in school age children. The objective was to found out the effect of educational game tools on preoperative anxiety in school-age children. The type of study was quasy experimental study with pre-post-test with control group design. The sampling technique was consecutive sampling with 34 patients. The result of pre-test anxiety in intervention group was dominated by medium anxiety as many as 9 people (52.9%), severe anxiety were 6 people (35.3%), and mild anxiety were 2 people (11.8%). The post-test results showed a decrease in anxiety, mild anxiety by 10 people (58.8%) and moderate anxiety by 7 people (41.2%). The Man Whitney test was obtained that there was an influence of providing educational game to preoperative anxiety in school-age children (p-value=0.000). Educational game tool has decreased preoperative anxiety in school-age children.
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