CHILD-doctoral student Ingalill Gimbler Berglund successfully defended her licentiate thesis in Nursing Science on October 5, 2012.
The overall purpose of Ingalill Gimbler Berglund's research is to describe the nurse anesthetists interactions with children during anesthesia induction and to validate an assessment tool of preoperative anxiety in children in the Swedish context. Anesthetic induction is a stressful experience for children. Nurse anesthetists behavior affects the child and the degree of anxiety the child experiences during the perioperative period. Through research can positive interaction between the nurse anesthetist and the child be emphasized and, thereby possibilities to improving the perioperative care for children. Finding a reliable assessment tool of children's anxiety facilitates further research to improve the care of children. The research is based on interviews with nurse anesthetists and observations of children