The effect of a video-assisted operating room promotion program on the anxiety levels of parents and their children: A randomized controlled trial protocol

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      • The promotion program provides parents with visual and auditory information about the preoperative process.
      • The promotion program will encourage parents who experience anxiety to support their children more in the preoperative process.
      • The video-assisted operating room promotion program can help reduce the anxiety levels of parents and children.



      Anxiety experienced by parents is an important predictor of anxiety experienced by children. Different interventions are used to reduce the anxiety levels of children and their parents during the preoperative period. Apart from conventional training methods, watching videos about real-life operating rooms can reduce parents' and their children's anxiety levels. Children scheduled for surgery are likely to experience less anxiety if their parents experience less anxiety. A video-assisted operating room promotion program will develop for parents. This study will be aimed to evaluate the effect of the program on the anxiety levels of parents and children.

      Design and methods

      This study protocol is a single-center, single-blind, pre-test, post-test, follow-up parallel group randomized controlled trial. This study protocol was prepared with the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials guidelines and will adhere to the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Interventions checklist. A total of 100 eligible participants will be randomized into intervention and control groups. The intervention group will attend the program and receive standard care.


      If we obtain the expected results, we think that they will help healthcare professionals develop methods and strategies to reduce the anxiety levels of parents and children through content covering the pre-, peri-, and post-surgical processes.

      Practice implications

      The results will assist healthcare professionals in the management of pain and guide them in developing technology-based nursing interventions.
      Trial registration
      It was registered at in January 2022 (NCT05186766).


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