Educational Play Snakes and Stairs Can Overcome Anxiety in Children's Hospitalization

  • Padila Padila University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Juli Andri University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Muhammad Bagus Andrianto University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Andry Sartika University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu
  • Yesi Oktaviyani University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu

Abstract

This study aims to determine the effect of snake and ladder educational game therapy (APE) on reducing anxiety in hospitalized children. This study uses an experimental method with a one-group pre-post test design. The number of samples used in this study was 15 samples with an incidental sampling technique. The results showed that the average level of anxiety before playing snake and ladder therapy in treated children was 19.13 with the moderate anxiety category. The anxiety story after snake therapy in treated children was 14.20 with mild class. In conclusion, playing snake and ladder therapy reduces anxiety in hospitalized children.

 

Keywords: Educational Game (APE), Snake and Ladder, Decreased Anxiety Level of Children (Pre-School)

 

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Published
2022-07-30
How to Cite
Padila, P., Andri, J., Andrianto, M., Sartika, A., & Oktaviyani, Y. (2022). Educational Play Snakes and Stairs Can Overcome Anxiety in Children’s Hospitalization. JOSING: Journal of Nursing and Health, 3(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31539/josing.v3i1.3775
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