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title = "Play interventions for paediatric patients in hospital: a scoping review",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: Play is a non-invasive, safe and inexpensive intervention that can help paediatric patients and their families manage difficult aspects of being ill or hospitalised. Although play has existed in hospitals for decades, research on hospital play interventions is scarce. This review aimed to categorise and synthesise the last 20 years of research on hospital play interventions.DESIGN: Scoping review.DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL, CENTRAL, ERIC and PsycINFO (1 January 2000- 9 September 2020).STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: We systematically searched for original peer-reviewed articles, written in English, on hospital play interventions in paediatric patients (0-18 years) in non-psychiatric settings. Two reviewers independently screened titles and abstracts, reviewed full text of relevant articles and extracted data. We thematically synthesised the data from the included studies, and a descriptive analysis, based on a developed framework, is presented.RESULTS: Of the 297 included articles, 78% came from high-income countries and 56% were published within the last 5 years. Play interventions were carried out across all ages by various healthcare professionals. Play interventions served different roles within four clinical contexts: A) procedures and diagnostic tests, B) patient education, C) treatment and recovery and D) adaptation. Across these contexts, play interventions were generally facilitated and purpose-oriented and had positive reported effects on pain, stress, and anxiety.CONCLUSIONS: Play in hospitals is an emerging interdisciplinary research area with a significant potential benefit for child and family health. Future research should further describe principles for play in hospitals. High-quality studies investigating short-term and long-term effects are needed to guide when and how to best integrate play in hospitals.",
keywords = "Anxiety/therapy, Child, Family Health, Health Personnel, Hospitals, Humans, paediatrics, radiology & imaging, pain management, rehabilitation medicine, quality in health care",
author = "Gj{\ae}rde, {Line Klingen} and Jane Hybschmann and Daniel Dybdal and Topperzer, {Martha Krogh} and Schr{\o}der, {Morten Arnborg} and Gibson, {Jenny Louise} and Paul Ramchandani and Ginsberg, {Elisabeth Ida} and Bent Ottesen and Frandsen, {Thomas Leth} and S{\o}rensen, {Jette Led}",
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year = "2021",
month = jul,
day = "26",
doi = "10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051957",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "e051957",
journal = "BMJ Paediatrics Open ",
issn = "2044-6055",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Play interventions for paediatric patients in hospital

T2 - a scoping review

AU - Gjærde, Line Klingen

AU - Hybschmann, Jane

AU - Dybdal, Daniel

AU - Topperzer, Martha Krogh

AU - Schrøder, Morten Arnborg

AU - Gibson, Jenny Louise

AU - Ramchandani, Paul

AU - Ginsberg, Elisabeth Ida

AU - Ottesen, Bent

AU - Frandsen, Thomas Leth

AU - Sørensen, Jette Led

N1 - © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2021. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

PY - 2021/7/26

Y1 - 2021/7/26

N2 - OBJECTIVE: Play is a non-invasive, safe and inexpensive intervention that can help paediatric patients and their families manage difficult aspects of being ill or hospitalised. Although play has existed in hospitals for decades, research on hospital play interventions is scarce. This review aimed to categorise and synthesise the last 20 years of research on hospital play interventions.DESIGN: Scoping review.DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL, CENTRAL, ERIC and PsycINFO (1 January 2000- 9 September 2020).STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: We systematically searched for original peer-reviewed articles, written in English, on hospital play interventions in paediatric patients (0-18 years) in non-psychiatric settings. Two reviewers independently screened titles and abstracts, reviewed full text of relevant articles and extracted data. We thematically synthesised the data from the included studies, and a descriptive analysis, based on a developed framework, is presented.RESULTS: Of the 297 included articles, 78% came from high-income countries and 56% were published within the last 5 years. Play interventions were carried out across all ages by various healthcare professionals. Play interventions served different roles within four clinical contexts: A) procedures and diagnostic tests, B) patient education, C) treatment and recovery and D) adaptation. Across these contexts, play interventions were generally facilitated and purpose-oriented and had positive reported effects on pain, stress, and anxiety.CONCLUSIONS: Play in hospitals is an emerging interdisciplinary research area with a significant potential benefit for child and family health. Future research should further describe principles for play in hospitals. High-quality studies investigating short-term and long-term effects are needed to guide when and how to best integrate play in hospitals.

AB - OBJECTIVE: Play is a non-invasive, safe and inexpensive intervention that can help paediatric patients and their families manage difficult aspects of being ill or hospitalised. Although play has existed in hospitals for decades, research on hospital play interventions is scarce. This review aimed to categorise and synthesise the last 20 years of research on hospital play interventions.DESIGN: Scoping review.DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL, CENTRAL, ERIC and PsycINFO (1 January 2000- 9 September 2020).STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: We systematically searched for original peer-reviewed articles, written in English, on hospital play interventions in paediatric patients (0-18 years) in non-psychiatric settings. Two reviewers independently screened titles and abstracts, reviewed full text of relevant articles and extracted data. We thematically synthesised the data from the included studies, and a descriptive analysis, based on a developed framework, is presented.RESULTS: Of the 297 included articles, 78% came from high-income countries and 56% were published within the last 5 years. Play interventions were carried out across all ages by various healthcare professionals. Play interventions served different roles within four clinical contexts: A) procedures and diagnostic tests, B) patient education, C) treatment and recovery and D) adaptation. Across these contexts, play interventions were generally facilitated and purpose-oriented and had positive reported effects on pain, stress, and anxiety.CONCLUSIONS: Play in hospitals is an emerging interdisciplinary research area with a significant potential benefit for child and family health. Future research should further describe principles for play in hospitals. High-quality studies investigating short-term and long-term effects are needed to guide when and how to best integrate play in hospitals.

KW - Anxiety/therapy

KW - Child

KW - Family Health

KW - Health Personnel

KW - Hospitals

KW - Humans

KW - paediatrics

KW - radiology & imaging

KW - pain management

KW - rehabilitation medicine

KW - quality in health care

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U2 - 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051957

DO - 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051957

M3 - Review

C2 - 34312210

VL - 11

SP - e051957

JO - BMJ Paediatrics Open

JF - BMJ Paediatrics Open

SN - 2044-6055

IS - 7

M1 - e051957

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