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กิตติมา ทรงวัฒนา
ยุนี พงศ์จตุรวิทย์
นุจรี ไชยมงคล


The aerosol therapy is a common procedure in preschool children, Reducing children,s fears is important. This quasi-experimental research was the two-group posttest-only design which aimed to examine effect of funny finger puppets with storytelling on fear of aerosol therapy in preschool children. The sample included 30 preschool children with respiratory tract infection admitted in Pediatric Unit, Prapokklao Hospital, Chanthaburi Province. Simple random sample was used to assign eligible participants to either the experimental and control groups which were 15 equally. Data were collected from June to August, 2018. The experimental group received of funny finger puppets with storytelling, whereas the control group received usual nursing care. Research instruments consisted of the general information questionnaire and the observation scale for aerosol therapy fear behaviour about fear behavior of aerosol therapy in preschool children. The Cronbach,s alpha was .87. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics independence t-test.                    The results reveals that mean score of fear behavior in preschool children in the experimental group was significantly lower than those of the control group (p < .001). Findings identify that the funny finger puppets with storytelling in preschool children who received aerosol therapy was effective by reducing the fear of aerosol therapy in children. Nurses should apply the funny finger puppets with storytelling to reduce fear of preschool children in order to increase the effectiveness of aerosol therapy.


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