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Development, validation and evaluation of guided-imagery and relaxation audio for children

Othman, Azizah and Buang, Muhammad Junaidi and Taib, Mai Nurul Ashikin and Mohamad, Norsarwany and Nasir, Ariffin (2012) Development, validation and evaluation of guided-imagery and relaxation audio for children. In: 2nd Southeast Asia Psychology Conference (SEAP2012) , 26-28 September 2012, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Abstract

Guided imagery and relaxation (GIR) involves generation of positive sensation and emotion through mental imagination to induce a state of psychological and physiological relaxation. Objective: To develop, validate and evaluate a GIR audio for children in Bahasa Malaysia. Methods: Based on extensive review, GIR script was developed by a clinical psychologist. Panels of experts including pediatric oncologists and psychiatrist conducted initial assessment at multiple stages of hearing sessions. The final version of the audio was pre-recorded in MP3 player for evaluation. Results: Face and content validation of 3 x 5 minutes duration of GIR audio were obtained via experts’ reports. Twenty-three participants (5 adults, 18 children) listened to the audio and completed evaluation form. All adult evaluators gave positive remarks on the script, narration and recording quality. As for the children, 100% completed audio-hearing and majority (66.7% – 88.9%) was able to imagine well without falling asleep and in some way affected by the imagery-induced relaxation audio. Majority was not disturbed during the hearing sessions (66.7%), will hear it again (83.3%) and found it enjoyable (88.8%). Conclusion: This is the first known study developing GIR audio in Bahasa Malaysia which is feasible, enjoyable and beneficial for children that warrants efficacy study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5755/27295
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Paediatrics
Depositing User: Mai Nurul Taib
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 10:54
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2013 10:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27295

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