By Janice Neumann NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Playing with an iPad mini before going under anesthesia could relax some kids more than a sedative would, also making life easier for their parents and hospital staff, according to a recent study. “Anxiety is a major source of concern for children going to the hospital for anything, but especially for surgery and it’s also a major source of dissatisfaction for their parents,” said lead author Dr. Samuel C. Seiden. Many hospitals have reported using music, videos and games to distract kids from their fears in recent years, sometimes as an alternative to sedation, Seiden told Reuters Health. He and his team wanted to test the iPad mini as a distraction method because it is interactive and easy to use.
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