Informative nursery rhymes: A pilot study of children's satisfaction

Elisa Guglieri, Edoardo Guida, Massimo Di Grazia, Francesca Franza, Filippo Lisa, Girolamo Mattioli, Waifro Rigamonti, Viviana Pompei

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BACKGROUND. The aim of this study was to assess, by means of a questionnaire, the level of children's satisfaction relating to three informative charts, including a nursery rhyme, administered to the patient before a medical procedure. METHODS. We created three types of specific informative charts on three medical topics with the double function of informing the child before the medical procedure, and of distracting him/her by means of a nursery rhyme read aloud by the authors. To assess the level of children's satisfaction, we administered the patients a questionnaire. RESULTS. According to children's feedback, the charts were funny and useful. CONCLUSIONS. The charts conceived in this study seem to be an easily applicable and entertaining approach to provide information and distraction to children undergoing surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Audiovisual aids
  • Child
  • Preoperative care
  • Surveys and questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)


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